Achillea × lewisii 'King Edward'
yarrow 'King Edward'
'King Edward' is a compact, spreading perennial to 10cm in height, with narrow, silvery-grey leaves which often persist through the winter. Compact heads of small, buff-yellow flowers in early summer, fading to cream with age
SynonymsAchillea 'King Edward'
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Ultimate heightUp to 10cm
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
|Summer||Cream Yellow||Grey Silver|
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
Achillea can be mat-forming or upright perennials, mostly herbaceous, with sometimes aromatic, pinnately divided or simple and toothed leaves and flattened clusters of small, daisy-like flower-heads
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How to grow
Grows best in moist but well-drained soil although will tolerate a wide range of conditions. Deadhead after flowering
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- Wildlife gardens
Cut back untidy foliage in spring
Can get aphids
May suffer from powdery mildews
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