ID help please

Pudge 2bAugust 1, 2007

I don't have a photo, but I'm sure someone will know this answer quickly. These plants are beginning to bloom now with a 3-4" cluster of sort of flattened yellow pea-sized balls. Overall the plant is about 18" tall and has yarrow-y kind of foliage. It seems to me that I should know what it is, but am drawing a blank. Any guesses?

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Pudge 2b

Okay, never mind. I found it - Yarrow filipendula. May be it's been our excessively hot July but OMG, there's a mass planting of it at a nearby house that is just outstanding. Found some more at an old house (unoccupied). Must remember to go harvest some seeds.

Anyone grow it? Comments?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 10:54PM
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marricgardens

I had that one in m garden for about 14 years, a neighbour gave it to me when we moved in. Never knew the name until I posted here 2 years ago and someone told me. I love the ferny foliage and the wiry stems with the flowers on top. Wait til those little balls open and you see the four petalled flowers-quite attractive. If you ever dig it up, you will see the roots look like little sausages. It reseeds qjuite happily. I have it in my new garden to. Marg

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 8:26AM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Yup, I grow it, looks wonderful with blue Sea Holly.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 3:24PM
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Pudge 2b

I'll betcha it does look great with Sea Holly.

I see I should have said Achillea filipendula. Duh.

I need something coming into bloom now, both in the garden and for cutting purposes.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 5:19PM
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marricgardens

Were you looking for a specific type of plant? I have David Phlox-white and very fragrant, that is coming into bloom right now and Nora Leigh Phlox-white with a pink eye,that is also starting to open. Other than that, all I have that is flowering right now are daylilies. I have Aramis-red, Swiss Mint-a soft yellow, Blackberry Candy-bright yellow with burgundy eye, Little Grapette-dark purple, all of which have nice long stems which for cutting. Marg

    Bookmark   August 3, 2007 at 9:20AM
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