Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Achilleas are in vogue again, thanks in part to the many different colours and cultivars that have become available in recent years. This is one of the biggest, with flat, plate-like heads of deep yellow flowers held high on tall stems, with ferny foliage beneath. This achillea is long-lasting, and drought-tolerant, but needs a lot of space to spread out. Try it in a sunny spot at the back of a herbaceous border, or among grasses, but be sure to stake it, as it tends to flop over in wet weather. It makes an excellent cut flower.

  • 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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CrocusAchillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'
 
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  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Cloth of Gold

By Tamarind19

from London

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold':

    These became more hardy as the summer went on. Difficult at first to support
    but eventually became a stunning feature.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    1.0

    Dissappointed

    By Ellie

    from Weymouth Dorset

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold':

    The plant grew well during the summer months but it must have died back during the winter.Very dissappointed as It made such a lovely splash of colour for my border.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
     
    5.0

    I would recommend this product

    By MaeH

    from Somerset

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold':

      Great in borders, cottage gardens, etc. Always good, large, healthy plants from Crocus, & very well packed

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced

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      • Q:

        Advice on planting your pre-designed Red Summer border

        Dear sir/madam I am particularly interested in buying the Red Summer Pre Designed Border. Please can you tell me whether these plants are suitable for planting in conjunction with weed inhibiting fabric. I want to minimise the amount of weeding required. Many thanks for your help Ruth
        Asked on 22/6/2009 by Ruth Hamilton

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        • A:

          Hello Ruth, You can plant these into the weed supressing fabric without any trouble at all, provided you make sure the fabric allows the water to drain through. All you need to do is cut big crosses into the fabric and peel back the edges to plant and then fold back the edges again. I hope this helps.

          Answered on 23/6/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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        Which plants are Deer proof?

        I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.
        Asked on 3/2/2006 by david

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        • A:

          Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

          Answered on 6/2/2006 by Crocus
      • Q:

        What can we grow in our dry, sunny border?

        I have a sunny and very dry border up against the front of the house. It is about 14 inches wide but protected by the house from receiving hardly any rain. Because of the window any plants must be less than 1m high. We have considered lavender but would really appreciate any other suggestions.
        Asked on 8/5/2005 by Carl and Deirdre Leaman

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      • Q:

        What can I plant that the deers won't eat?

        What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.
        Asked on 18/3/2005 by Kelly L. Sliker

        1 answer

        • A:

          Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

          Answered on 21/3/2005 by Crocus
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