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Achillea clypeolata, Balkan yarrow
Erect, fern-like clumps of striking silver foliage. Mustard yellow platter flowers in summer.
Achillea clypeolata Balkan yarrow Z 3-9
Erect, fern-like, thick clumps of striking silver foliage. Mustard yellow platter flowers in summer. I first saw this plant at the harbor garden in Port Washington about 6 AM one fall morning. The foliage was so arresting it stopped me in my tracks.
Size: 18" x 24"
Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil. Deer and drought tolerant
Collected before 1804. The Balkan yarrow is known to attract butterflies with its Yellow Flowers.
Achillea filipendulina, Fernleaf Yarrow
Achillea filipendulina Fernleaf yarrow Z 4-8
Mustardy-gold saucers top 3′ tall erect stems from early through late summer. One of the best dried flowers.
Size: 3’-4’ x 30”
Care: Full sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil, drought tolerant & deer resistant.
Introduced to gardens in 1804 when it was sent from the Caucasus Mountains to Europe. 1800’s in America.
Achillea tomentosa, Woolly yarrow Z 4-8
Lemony colored flower heads from June to September, wooly foliage
Achillea tomentosa Woolly yarrow Z 4-8
Lemony colored flower heads from June to September, wonderful, wooly foliage. Good in front of the border or on rock gardens.
Size: 8” x 12”
Care: Full sun in moist to dry soil, will rebloom if deadheaded. Drought tolerant & deer resistant
Native: Southern to Eastern Europe
Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Grown in English gardener Tradescant the Elder’s garden 1630. “A splendid plant with fern like foliage and rich golden-yellow flower heads.” H.H. Thomas, 1915.
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Acinos alpinus syn. Calamintha alpina, Satureia alpina
Reddish purple flowers all summer and fall
Acinos alpinus syn. Calamintha alpina syn. Clinopodium alpina Satureia Alpine basil thyme, Rock thyme Z 5-10
Reddish purple flowers bloom on cushions all summer and fall – “long and late season of bloom.” Foster
Size: 4-6”x 8”
Care: sun in well-drained soil
Native: European mountains - Alps and Pyrenees
Collected before 1753.
Common name for its aromatic foliage. It has been used to reduce excessive sweating and fever. Also, leaves may be brewed for tea.