Achillea millefolium
(Common Yarrow)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

millefolium cultivars (‘Paprika,’ ‘Summer Pastels,’ Terra Cotta,’and ‘Anqelique’)
hybrid cultivars (‘Coronation Gold,‘Moonshine’)

Height: Groundcover, 12 – 36 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
Straight species can spread aggressively by rhizomes; use cultivars and other species to lessen spreading


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

Spreading mounds of low mat-like foliage; flowers on stalks above foliage

Foliage

Bright green to slightly gray or dusty green; finely divided; fine texture; leaves to 12” long

Flowers

Flat heads up to 4” across; millefolium white; cultivar colors range from white to pink, rose, yellow, gold, red or orange; June -Sept.

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