Achillea tomentosa 'Aurea'

Woolly yarrow

CODE: 05E-0001
ZONE: 3a
PRICE: $8.00
POT SIZE: 4.5"sq x 5.0", 1004 ml

This has to be one of the cutest yarrows that I've ever seen. Barely reaching six inches in height (on a good day), its grayish fernlike leaves are covered in dense hairs from head to toe.

In the summer it produces two-inch wide flat-topped clusters of canary yellow flowers up to six inches above the foliage. They're great for vases because they last so long, but I like to leave them outside to attract butterflies.

Besides being fuzzy to the point of being adorable, the leaves have two other qualities: they're evergreen and have a pleasant scent when rubbed.

They're great in rock gardens or planted between stepping stones; in fact, I've read that they feel great on bare feet. I can just imagine!

Make sure that you give them lots of sun and well-drained soil, but they can tolerate dry to medium wet conditions.

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