Botanical Name: Achillea 'Coronation Gold'
Common Name: Coronation Gold Yarrow  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Hedge


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

'Coronation Gold' is an upright, clump-forming hybrid yarrow, with deeply-dissected, fern-like, aromatic, silvery to gray-green foliage and tiny, long-lasting, bright mustard-yellow flowers which appear in dense, flattened, plate-like clusters up to to 4 inches across. Blooms through the summer on stiff, erect stems typically rising 3 to 4 feet tall, slightly higher than the foliage. A very rigid, upright yarrow, slightly less invasive than others.
Many different cultivars of Yarrow are available, with different flower colors, including yellows, reds, peaches, and pinks. Yarrow makes a good ground cover when mowed, and tolerates a fair amount of foot traffic. Divide in the spring every few years as the centers can sometimes melt out. Grow in full sun to part shade in well drained soils. Tolerates clay soils. Yarrows are best not planted next to slower-growing and smaller perennials, as they may overtake and overwhelm them.