Among the most carefree and generously blooming perennials for summer and early fall, several being equally useful in the garden and as cut flowers (taller kinds may be cut and dried for winter bouquets). Leaves are gray or green, bitter-aromatic, usually finely divided (some with toothed edges). Flower heads are usually in flattish clusters.
Yarrows do best in well-drained soil. Water established plants occasionally (they tolerate considerable drought once established). Cut back after bloom to encourage rebloom. Divide when clumps get crowded.
This popular hybrid grows to 2 ft. tall and wide, with ferny gray-green leaves and long-lasting deep yellow flowers.
From central Europe. This deciduous shrubs grows to 6 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide. Valued particularly for...
Native to Southwest Asia. Grown for its edible leaves, spinach matures slowly during fall, winter, and...
Native to south Asia. Each vine needs at least 25 sq. ft., but you can run vines up a fence or trellis...