Longwood Hybrid Yarrow
Legend has it that Achilles used this plant to heal his soldiers’ wounds after battle. As a folk remedy, its leaves are prescribed to soothe abrasions and toothache. We find this sturdy, dependable plant the perfect remedy for many design situations. The broad, flat flower heads enhance horizontal elements, their colors blending with other perennials. Spicy smelling, fernlike foliage and strong straight stems add to overall attractiveness. Spreading and drought tolerant, Yarrow seems to thrive on neglect, can handle ocean spray and will bloom again in the fall if cut back in midsummer.
This hard working hybrid Yarrow has plenty to brag about: dazzling deep golden flower heads wielded atop an upstanding, compact bushy foundation of handsomely arranged stalks and delicate-looking feather fine silver-green foliage. Springing from an Achillea filipendulina and Achillea ptarmica cross that was introduced in 1987 by Longwood Gardens in collaboration with the National Arboretum, Achillea x schwellenberg proposes additional attributes such as copious blooms, no self-seeding and enough pluck to thrive just about anywhere, including the humid southeast.
Size: 18" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Achillea ‘Alabaster’
- Achillea x ‘Coronation Gold’
- Achillea filipendulina ‘Parker’s Variety’
- Achillea ‘Fireland’
- Achillea ‘Hella Glashoff’
- Achillea ‘Hoffnung’
- Achillea ‘Inca Gold’
- Achillea x kellereri
- Achillea ‘Marmalade’
- Achillea millefolium ‘Pretty Belinda’
- Achillea millefolium ‘Red Velvet’
- Achillea ‘Mondpagode’
- Achillea ‘Paprika’
- Achillea ‘Sawa Sawa’
- Achillea ‘Taygetea (cream form)’
- Achillea tomentosa ‘Aurea’
- Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’
- Achillea ‘Weser River Sandstone’