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Achillea millefolium

(Yarrow)

Achillea millefolium Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:

Achillea millefolium

ah-KILL-lee-ah mil-lih-FOE-lee-um Common Name: Yarrow Genus: Achillea
This rhizomic, mat-forming and aggressive perennial frows to 2 feet tall and wide with ferny, finely-textured, green foliage. Flowers are produced in flat corymbs in early to late summer.
Noteworthy characteristics: Naturalizing wildflower with numerous improved cultivars. Fairly vigorous, tough plant.
Care: Provide well-drained soil in full sun. Divide regularly to maintain vigor.
Propagation: Sow seed in situ or divide plant in spring.
Problems: Aphids, powdery mildew, rust.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Style Herb Garden, Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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