Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica
Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica (Nyman) Heimerl
Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica is a perennial.
Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica was already described and the name validly published by Carl Frederik Nyman. It was Anton Heimerl, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .
Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica is a subspecies 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 comparatively fast-growing perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.
Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica is semi-deciduous. The silver-grey leaves are alternate. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica produces white many-stellate flowers from May to June.
The perennials produce achenes.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -40Â°C (USDA zone 3).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica is considered a valuable wild perennial. The perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 10. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as a neighbour to roses and as container plant.
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing or by division.
Pests and Diseases
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