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Firefly Diamond Yarrow

Achillea 'Firefly Diamond'

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Firefly Diamond Yarrow (Achillea 'Firefly Diamond') at Stauffers Of Kissel Hill

Firefly Diamond Yarrow flowers

Firefly Diamond Yarrow flowers

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Firefly Diamond Yarrow (Achillea 'Firefly Diamond') at Stauffers Of Kissel Hill

Firefly Diamond Yarrow flowers

Firefly Diamond Yarrow flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Firefly Diamond Yarrow (Achillea 'Firefly Diamond') at Stauffers Of Kissel Hill

Firefly Diamond Yarrow in bloom

Firefly Diamond Yarrow in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  28 inches

Spacing:  32 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Group/Class:  Firefly Collection

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

Luminous white flowers that remain attractive as they age, light up the garden in summer; a taller selection with a columnar habit and strong stems; excellent for xeriscaping and hot, sunny, dry locations in the garden

Ornamental Features

Firefly Diamond Yarrow features showy white flat-top flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive tomentose ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Firefly Diamond Yarrow is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading
  • Self-Seeding

Firefly Diamond Yarrow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Firefly Diamond Yarrow will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 32 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Firefly Diamond Yarrow is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features