Fernleaf Yarrow 'Cloth of Gold'

Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold' | Also known as: Achillea 'Cloth of Gold' | Rating: 4 votes | Print / Pdf

Achillea filipendulina or Fernleaf yarrow is a flowering plant native to the Caucasus Mountains. The leaves are similar to those of a fern, they are hairy with a rough texture, growing thin and narrow. The tiny bright yellow flowers grow in a dense mounded cluster. The overall height of the plant is around 120cm. It's a hardy plant that's easy to grow. It will like a sunny position and will grow successfully in most types of soil. The flowers will attract bees and they also work well in dried flower arrangements.

Rate it:
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch leaves.
Height [m]
  • 1 - 1.4
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Spreading
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z1-11
Heat zone
  • H10-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -46 - 4
Heat days
  • 7 - 180
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Meadows
  • Prairies
Garden spaces
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years