Achillea fillipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'
An undemanding plant that tolerates poor, dry conditions and a fair degree of neglect. Growing to nearly 1.5m tall, it looks most at home as an accent plant or can be planted en masse in a natural or wild garden. Hover bees love it and it works well as a cut flower. A decoction of the leaves was allegedly used by Achilles to staunch the bleeding wounds of his soldiers. Mixed with white wine, Culpeper recommends it for piles. We like it because it grows in very difficult soils and is tough as old boots.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
50 - 100cm
Sand, chalk, loam, well-drained.