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King Edward Yarrow

Achillea tomentosa 'King Edward'
SKU: HC018171
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Achillea tomentosa 'King Edward' (Yarrow) fills a niche in the waterwise garden with its low-growing, cheerful primrose yellow flowers. Pollinator-friendly and pest-resistant, this slowly spreading perennial will cover bare spots, garden edges, and fill in areas between taller growing plants to create a true carpet of color. An RHS Award of Garden Merit award winner.
key features
Botanical Name
Achillea tomentosa 'King Edward'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
4-10" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer


Blooming from late spring to mid-summer, Achillea tomentosa 'King Edward' (Yarrow) creates a colorful carpet of yellow flowers above woolly grey-green foliage. (Achillea tomentosa is also known by the common name Woolly Yarrow.) It spreads to make a perfect groundcover, works well in a small space, and is a great choice for a rock garden. Butterflies love this perennial and deer and rabbits avoid it. Native to Eurasia, it thrives in low-fertility soil and a full-sun location. It also tolerates some foot traffic, making it an easy care solution for natural areas where walkers tread.