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Care of the plant Achillea coarctata or Yarrow.

Care of the plant Achillea coarctata or Yarrow

The Achillea genus, of the Asteraceae family, inludes about 150 species of herbaceous plants native to Asia, Europe and North America. Some species are: Achillea coarctata, Achillea clypeolata, Achillea abrotanoides, Achillea moscata, Achillea millefolium, Achillea umbellata, Achillea tomentosa, Achillea virescens.

Common name: Yarrow. This species is native to the Balkans and Turkey.

They are perennial herbaceous plants that reach 40 cm (1.31 feet) in height in full bloom. The foliage is made up of small, feathery, gray-green leaves that turn silver in full sun. The most interesting are the umbels filled with small flowers of an intense yellow color. They bloom during the second half of spring and early summer.

They are usually used as covering plants for dry and sunny slopes, to form borders or in pots. They combine very well with other Yarrows and plants of the genus Gaura and Nepeta.

Achillea coarctata needs very sunny exposure and a dry climate. They tolerate frost down to -15 ºC (5 ºF).

They can be grown in any type of soil but prefer a well-drained one such as a garden substrate with 50% coarse sand.

Water moderately in spring and summer, waiting until the soil has dried. From autumn, reduce watering a lot or eliminate it if it rains in winter.

Fertilizing is not necessary.

Wilted flowers should be pruned.

They are plants resistant to pests but sensitive to excess moisture, especially in the roots.

They can propagate from seeds sown in spring or late winter.

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Achillea coarctata
Achillea coarctata
Achillea coarctata
Achillea coarctata
Achillea coarctata