Achillea, Dwarf Yarrow, Woolly Yarrow ‘King Edward’


Alpines and Rock Gardens



Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



This plant is resistant to deer



Foliage Color:




6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual



Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown – Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown – Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Russellville, Arkansas

Hiram, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Beverly, Massachusetts

Schenectady, New York

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Summerville, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

South Jordan, Utah

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King Edward Yarrow

General Description

The Yarrows are among the best perennials for planting in hot, dry and sunny locations, providing good colour throughout the summer months. This dwarf species forms a tight mat of fuzzy olive-green leaves, topped by clusters of bright canary-yellow flowers in early summer. Best in a well-drained rock garden. Clumps are easily divided in early spring or fall. Trim off faded flower heads to tidy up the plants. Evergreen.

  • Flower Colour – Yellow
  • Blooming Time – Late Spring thru Mid Summer
  • Foliage Color – Grey Green
  • Flower Head Size – Small
  • Height – 15-20 cm / 6-8 inches
  • Spread – 20-30 cm / 8-12 inches
  • Foot Traffic – Light
  • Growth Rate – Slow

Plant Requirements

  • Sun Exposure – Full Sun
  • Soil Type – Normal, Sandy or Clay
  • Soil pH – Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Soil Moisture – Average or Dry


  • Care Level – Easy
  • Clumps are easily divided in early spring or fall
  • Trim off faded flower heads to tidy up the plants

Practical Use

  • Accent: Good Texture/Form
  • Alpine & Rock
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover

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