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King Edward Yarrow

Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward'

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King Edward Yarrow (Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

King Edward Yarrow flowers

King Edward Yarrow flowers

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Height:  8 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Dwarf Yarrow

Ornamental Features

King Edward Yarrow is covered in stunning buttery yellow flat-top flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive small tomentose ferny leaves remain silver in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

King Edward Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading
  • Self-Seeding

King Edward Yarrow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

King Edward Yarrow will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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