Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'

9cm pot £5.99
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Buy Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold' yarrow: Flat, plate-like yellow flowers on tall stems

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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. 'Cloth of Gold' 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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I cant wait for the flowers

5

Very excited. Last year I nurtured the plants that I ordered. This year I cannot wait for the flowers to develop. From the same family I have the red ones and I cannot wait for the gold ones to come along. It also makes a perfect dry flower arrangement. Just need to be picked fresh, turned upside down and let it dry naturally. Then it can be used in dry flower arrangements. It still keeps their gold color and perfume until next summer.

Klauss

London

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A little underwhelming.

3

I've tried four other species of Achillea from Crocus; Credo, Terracotta, Summer Wine & another orange variety (the name escapes me), and have loved every one of them. This one however was pretty disapointing; Flowers were far smaller than I expected (about half the size of Credo) and the colour was a very rich yellow, which I found hard to match with anything. Very little in the way of polinators seemed attracted to it wither. The up side is that the foliage is very attractive year round...Far more so than any of the other species I have tried & it grows well in any soil. I have moved the plants and placed them alongside some Globe Thistles (as this combo looks good from pictures online) and will give them another year for improvement.

DavidG

Essex

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Vibrant and fast growing.

4

Easy to plant, gore quickly and provided medium height

Budcat

Lancaster

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definitly nt

1

poor quality, felt that plants where forced to meetdemmands.

Wilted Customer

Worcestershire

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I WOULD DEFINATELY BUY AGAIN

5

well packed. looked good so that I wanted to get on and add them to my garden

MAD GRAN

ESSEX

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Great at the back of flower bed

5

The plant grew very quickly, and gave interesting tall sattelite-like vibrant yellow coloured flowers that lasted several months-loved it. The leaves are not so attractive (fern like) so perhaps better at the back of flower bed or mixed with other plants. Nice in a long garden as the colour is vibrant enough to be visible from distance. Crocus delivered a very healthy and hardy plant. A friend of mine didn't like this plant in front of her house next to a driveway - grows too large for that purpose.

RubyRain

Southeast England

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Excellent tall plants for back of border.

5

Ideal for back of a border and very long lasting.

ColF

Sheffield

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Lovely flat heads of glowing gold

5

Large stately plant with a lot of foliage and needs support

Birdy

Bristol

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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

Ruth Hamilton

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.

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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.

david

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.

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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.

Carl and Deirdre Leaman

There are some lovely plants (including the lavenders) that will thrive in a dry, sunny spot, but it will be important that they are kept really well watered for the first year or so until they have had a chance to become established. Below are some of the ones we sell, just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Convolvulus cneorum http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=940&CategoryID= Cistus http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Cistus&x=5&y=8 Santolina chamaecyparissus Nana http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4359&CategoryID= Lavender http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Lavandula&x=10&y=9 Achillea http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Achillea&x=11&y=7 Echinops http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=echinops+ritro

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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.

Kelly L. Sliker

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.

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