Friday, July 1, 2011

Understated Yarrow

Achillea ssp. ex Utah, with sedum, saxifrage, chamaecyparis and campanula

I must admit, I'm not a big fan of the gaudy-colored yarrows.  I grow only a couple of the muted ones, like Anthea, in the garden.  I do love the delicate, sculptural qualities of this little pale yellow number, achillea ssp. ex Utah.  The nursery tag said it forms "small mats".  It's been in the trough a year now and is only a little unruly.  I hope the lean growing medium of the trough will restrain it a bit.  The new campanula chamissonis (front right of photo) may push back when it gets going.

1 comment:

  1. I had a ton of pastel yarrow, which is all turning white over time. Guess it has a dominate color gene.

    This box looks good tho.