ACHILLEA tomentosa 'Aurea'

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ACHILLEA tomentosa 'Aurea'

Fuzzy Yarrow, Wooly Yarrow
[Maynard's Gold]
Select Item No. AA060

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Southern Europe
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Dainty yellow flowering heads and fuzzy grey-green foliage.
Historical: Achilles, allegedly, used leaves to help soothe his soldiers' wounds.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: fuzzy, soft-to-the-touch, grey-green
Growth Habit: mat-forming / low-growing / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / poor, lean
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.16 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
6250
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 5 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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