A low carpet-forming species of Yarrow that creates a woolly green mass only an inch or two high. Many spectacular soft 6" yellow flowers are produced in early to mid summer. Achillea King Edward is a very satisfactory smaller plant that can also be a useful selection to grow between stepping stones and in rock gardens.
Achillea are perfect for that hard-to-grow spot in your garden. Tolerant of drought, wind and heat; these selections grow well in almost any soil type. Excellent fresh cut flowers or dried. Flowers from summer to early fall and blooms are irresistible to butterflies. They do spread, so give them room to fill in.
Little care needed. Remove spent blossoms to promote continuous flowering. Plants can be cleaned up spring or fall. Leave any fresh fall foliage to overwinter. Likes a well drained soil. Divide in spring or fall every 4-5 years.