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Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ | Plant Profile

Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’ are herbaceous perennials with yellow blooms and fragrant foliage. The yellow disk forming flowers rest atop tall rigid stems, reaching up to 3′. The green foliage is highly aromatic giving off slightly spicy scents. The foliage is often cut, dried, and displayed in dried flower arrangements where it often maintains its aroma.

‘Coronation Gold’ is best grown in dry to medium average fertility soils in full sun. It does not tolerate heavy clay soils or poor drainage. ‘Coronation Gold’ tolerates drought and direct sun well, but can be flattened by heavy rain and strong winds.

‘Coronation Gold’ is often planted in masses as borders or wild flowers in meadows.


Achillea 'Coronation Gold' Characteristics

Achillea 'Coronation Gold' are herbaceous perennials, meaning that though the foliage turns brown and dies down in the winter the roots remain and sprout new growth come spring. The fern-like fragrant foliage is sprinkled with tall disk shaped yellow flowers. The flowers are long lived, being found from June to September. The plants grows in clumps at the base and spread out with height. The spicy scented foliage is attractive for gardens and dried indoor arrangements.

These plants should be grown in areas of strong sun and relatively limited moisture. They are drought tolerant but may be susceptible to root rot if over watered. As strong winds can knock over the foliage, they are best planted with shelter or wind breakers. When a bloom dies it should be dead headed to allow for new growth.

Achilla 'Coronation Gold' can be susceptible to some blights and disease. Powdery mildew, rust, and stem rot can occur. Pets should have limited to no access as 'Coronation Gold' is poisonous to cats, dogs, and horses. It is not toxic to humans, other livestock and birds.

The long flowering stems make these plants perfect for borders and naturalized areas. These are highly attractive to bees, beneficial insects and birds, making a lovely addition to pollinator gardens.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones  3 - 8
2.50 - 3.00'
1.50 - 2.00'
Bloom Time
June - September
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?