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Achillea ageratifolia
Common Name: Greek Yarrow Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Few realize that Achillea is in the Aster family but it is Greek yarrow, A. ageratifolia, that gives it away. This unusual species has aromatic, linear, lightly toothed, silver-green, lavender-like foliage forming low, spreading mounds covered in pure white daisies with light yellow centres in mid to late spring. Evergreen in mild winter climates. Grow in full sun in lean, free-draining soils.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Native Habitat:
Native to rocky, mountainous areas in Greece and the Central Balkans.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height4-8" Bloom TimeSpring - Summer
Spread8-12" FragranceYes
Light ExposureSun Foliage ColourSilver
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness3-8 BerriesNo
BC Native

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