Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica

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Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica (Nyman) Heimerl

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   3

Moisture: dry

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: semi-evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Achillea ageratifolia subsp. serbica is a perennial.

Naming

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 .

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Growth

The comparatively fast-growing perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

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 -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • rockeries

Uses

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.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große 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.

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