- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Upright stems are clothed with finely cut foliage and in summer are topped with flattened clusters of small, flower-heads, which fade from yellow to cream as they age. Wonderful in a sunny spot with moist but well-drained soil.
- Garden care: Achilleas do not like wet soil. Stake using bamboo canes or brushwood before the flowers appear. Cut down to the ground in late winter. Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.
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