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Achillea spp.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) by Petar Milošević (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Yarrow Overview

Achillea is a genus that contains approximately 85 deciduous flowering perennial plants and some semi-evergreen species, often known by the name Yarrow. Featuring fern-like foliage and large flowers throughout summer and autumn. This hardy genus contains low-growing, mat-forming species and some tall species which may need staking. Most suitable for borders and rock gardens. Leaves are hairy and aromatic, coloured grey-green and the flowers resemble daisies (3-15mm) arranged in clusters on flattened heads (7-12cm).

Common problems with Yarrow

Yarrow Companion Plants

How to propagate Yarrow


Special features of Yarrow

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Flowers to Sow or Plant Under Cover in March

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