Aizoon Yarrow

Achillea aizoon | Also known as: Achillea | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Achillea aizoon is a small species native to the Balkan Peninsula. It has ferny leaves with a finely toothed edge, a silvery green colour. It has flat, white daisy shaped flowers with a yellow centre that grow in clusters. It's tolerant of heat, drought and pollution and the flowers last a long time. It will spread easily. Plant in full sun or some shade. Aphids and powdery mildew can be a problem. It's easy to grow as long as it has well-drained soil.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch leaves.
Height [m]
  • 0.15
Spread [m]
  • 1 - 1.4
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Grey or silver
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey or silver
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z1-11
Heat zone
  • H9-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -46 - 4
Heat days
  • 7 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
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