Achillea filipendulina ‘Gold Plate’ or Achillea ‘Gold Plate’ is commonly known as Yarrow ‘Gold Plate’, Fernleaf Yarrow ‘Gold Plate’, Milfoil or Nosebleed. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Achillea filipendulina is native to Central and Southwestern Asia. It is a herbaceous perennial that grows up to 1.2m or 4ft. Achillea filipendulina ‘Gold Plate’ has yellow flowers.
There are other varieties of Achillea filipendulina that flower in white or pink. It has a flat corymb flower head that is unusual and it is a great landing place for insects. It has grey-green feathery leaves that are pinnately divided but simple. It flowers in summer and autumn.
It is easy to care for and rather eye-catching. Achillea filipendulina is drought-tolerant, once it is established.
How to grow Achillea filipendulina ‘Gold Plate’:
Grow Achillea filipendulina ‘Gold Plate’ in the sun. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. It tolerates most types of soils except very heavy or clay. It is a hardy plant. But place it where it is not too wet in the winter. It blooms in the summer with bright yellow flowers. It attracts bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators. It is toxic to pets and horses. You can cut it down to the ground in winter.
Propagate by division in spring. Divide the clumps every three to four years. Tidy up the foliage in spring. Watch out for aphids or powdery mildew.
Some of the other well known Achillea filipendulina cultivars include:
‘Cloth of Gold’
Achillea × lewisii ‘King Edward’