Achillea millefolium, A. ptarmica, A. filipendula
COMMON YARROW Achillea millefolium
Mat-like habit with dark green deeply cut foliage. In early summer the flower stalks rise up to 24 inches tall. Their showy blooms attract butterflies and are excellent for fresh or dried cut flower arrangements. Plants flower from June to September. Common Yarrow is widely adapted and tolerates both heat and poor soil. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SUMMER BERRIES Yarrow
Impressive, bright flower heads in shades of cherry-red, pink, apricot, and white.
SUMMER PASTELS Yarrow
An outstanding mix of pastel colored flowers in shades of pink, red, rose, apricot, cream, yellow, lavender, purple and white. Summer Pastels yarrow looks great with big betony.
FLOWERBURST RED SHADES Yarrow
Magnificent flower heads in lively shades of red, rose, and violet all summer long.
CERISE QUEEN Yarrow
Bright, cherry red flowers.
CLOTH OF GOLD Fern-Leaf Yarrow Achillea filipendula
Deeply cut feathery leaves and flat, bright yellow, 3-4 inch wide flower heads. They are excellent for cutting. Flowers from early summer until frost. Grows 3-4 feet tall. Winter hardy to zone 3. Cloth of Gold yarrow grows nicely with acanthus, delphinium, red hot poker, and Blue Queen salvia.
NOBLESSA YarrowAchillea ptarmica
Noblessa yarrow flowers the first year, producing bright white, double flowers from May to July. The 12 inch plants are easy to grow; they are both heat and drought tolerant. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Yarrow Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70° F., germination in 14-28 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds thinly, in rows spaced 24 inches apart. Thin to 2-3 feet apart.
Growing Yarrow: Full sun, drought tolerant once established, best appearance with some summer water. Average to poor soil, good drainage. Tolerates salt, ideal in coastal landscapes. Excellent cut flowers, fresh or dried. Cut back by half when flowers fade to stimulate repeat bloom. Divide when plants become crowded. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies and beneficial insects. Easy to grow.