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Achillea millefolium 'Coronation Gold'

Yarrow, Milfoil

Clear yellow flowers arise from sturdy stems from June-August. Makes excellent cut flowers in both dried and fresh arrangments. A tough, deer-resistant plant with aromatic leaves. Often re-flowers in fall when spent flowers are removed. This hybrid was introduced more than a half century ago to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and, fittingly, it is a regal addition to every garden.

Excellent dried/cut flower
Attracts butteflies
Aromatic foliage
Height: 36 Inches
Spread: 24-48 Inches

Yarrow Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Perennial Border
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Dry Sun
Dried Flower
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Yarrow

Does well in average garden soils and tolerates poor soils as long as drainage is good. Avoid heavy clays and moist, rich, fertile soils. Tolerates hot, humid summers and drought. Plants are best sited in locations protected from strong winds. Deadhead spent flower heads to side buds to encourage additional bloom. May reflower in fall if spent flowers are removed to ground. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded (every 3-4 years).

Interesting Notes

This hybrid was first introduced in 1953 by Miss Pole of Lye End Nursery in southern England to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. An amateur hybridizer, she crossed A. filipendulina and A. clypeolata, a small yellow-flowered species, to raise the best upright golden yellow yarrow available today. ~Allan Armitage