• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Achillea × lewisii 'King Edward'

yarrow 'King Edward'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
yarrow 'King Edward'

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  • Other common names yarrow 'King Edward'

  • Synonyms Achillea 'King Edward'

  • Family Asteraceae

  • Genus 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

  • Details '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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Toxicity

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows best in moist but well-drained soil although will tolerate a wide range of conditions. Deadhead after flowering

Propagation Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Rock Garden Gravel Garden Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Cut back untidy foliage in spring

Pests Can get aphids

Diseases May suffer from powdery mildews

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