Coronation Gold Yarrow

Photo by Connie Fliege

Photo by Connie Fliege

Prepared by Dorothy Nowack, Master Gardener Volunteer
Revised:  5/18/2010

Common Name:  Coronation Gold Yarrow

Botanical Name:   Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’

Location:  Perennial Garden

Size:  2-1/2 to 3 feet tall and 1-1/2 to 2 feet wide    
Bloom Time:  June-September       
Bloom Color:  Yellow          
Light Requirements: Full sun  
Moisture and Soil Requirements:  Grow in lean soil with dry to medium moisture.  Does well in average garden soils and will tolerate poor soils with adequate drainage. Avoid heavy clays and moist, rich, fertile soils.  
Hardiness:  Zones 3-8
Insect problems:  None serious     
Diseases:  Stem rot, powdery mildew and rust are occasional problems.

Maintenance notes:    Avoid planting in windy areas. Plants grown in too-rich soil may flop. Deadhead flowers to lateral buds to prolong bloom. Cut plants back to basal foliage after flowering  to encourage fresh new foliage growth. Divide overcrowded clumps (every 3-4 years).

Uses:  Specimen or mass plantings, borders, cottage gardens, xeriscaping.  Combines well with Caryopteris (Bluebeard) and Perovskia (Russian Sage).                                                         


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