Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
ah-KILL-lee-ah mil-lih-FOE-lee-um
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.

Overview

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
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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