Achillea Cloth Of Gold Ground Cover
Achillea filipendulina Cloth of Gold (Yarrow)
Semi evergreen hardy perennial and one of the tallest. Achillea Cloth of gold produces strong upright green stems supporting colourful golden-yellow plate like flowers from June through to September. Easy and drought tolerant once established, the flowers are perfect fro drying. Great with ornamental grasses, prarie planting or in the herbaceous border where it will give many good years of trouble free service!
When planting Achillea Cloth Of Gold as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
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How to grow Achillea Cloth of Gold
Position: Full sun
Foliage: Hardy perennial, growth dies down in winter and fresh new growth emerges in spring. In mild areas some foliage may remain in winter.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Summer – June-September
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: up to 120cm x 100cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Cut to ground level in Early Spring.