Achillea umbellata

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Achillea umbellata Sibth. & Sm.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

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

Achillea umbellata is a perennial.

Naming

Achillea umbellata was described by James Edward Smith in 1813. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Achillea umbellata 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.

Characteristics

Achillea umbellata - flowers

Growth

The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 15 to 20 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 15 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Achillea umbellata is evergreen. The yellow-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are ovate.

Flowers and Fruits

Achillea umbellata produces racemes of white many-stellate flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Achillea umbellata is native to Greece.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty loam with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

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Uses

The recommended planting distance is 20 to 30 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited as bee pasture.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.

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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