|More compact than the species, 'Aurea' bears fewer blooms in brighter yellow. Reaches 8 inches tall and about 18 inches wide. Mat-forming perennial for early summer and early fall. Grayish green leaves are linear, woolly, and pinnatifid. This heat and drought tolerant perennial has a fiberous root system and can become invasive. Divide to maintain. Butterflies are attracted to this plant. Good cut flower that dries well too. Somtimes referred to as Achillea tomentosa 'Maynard's Gold'.