Achillea clypeolata Sibth. & Sm.
Achillea clypeolata is a perennial.
Achillea clypeolata was described by James Edward Smith. The name is considered as validly published.
Achillea clypeolata is a species in the genus Achillea which contains approximately 171 to 348 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Achillea millefolium.
The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 45 to 60 centimetres.
Achillea clypeolata is deciduous. The yellow-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate with pinnatifid margins.
Flowers and Fruits
Achillea clypeolata produces racemes of yellow many-stellate flowers from June to July.
The perennials produce achenes.
Achillea clypeolata is native to the Balkan Peninsula.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should have a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- flower beds (rich soil)
- open areas
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: waterlogging, winter dampness
The recommended planting distance is 35 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited as cut flowers and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Cut back after flowering.
Propagate by sowing or by division.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.