'Gold Plate' has small bright golden flowers in very large, closely packed flat topped clusters 4 to 6 inches across. These are the largest flowerheads of any Achillea. The stems stand 4 feet tall with feathery fernlike foliage. It does well in full sun with a long blooming period from mid summer to early fall. It is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds while resistant to deer, rabbits and drought. This is a cultivar of Achillea filipendulina which is native to the Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. The genus nameAchillea is in reference to Achilles, hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used the plant medicinally to stop bleeding and to heal the wounds of his soldiers.
May - June, July - August, September - October
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer