Prepared by Dorothy Nowack, Master Gardener Volunteer
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).