Achillea millefolium, A. ptarmica, A. filipendula
COMMON YARROW Achillea millefolium
Yarrows form mat-like plants. Foliage is dark green, and deeply cut. In early summer flower stalks rise to 24 inches tall. Yarrow's showy blooms attract butterflies, are excellent cut for fresh or dried arrangements. Plants flower from June to September. Easy to grow, common yarrow is widely adapted, tolerates both heat and poor soil. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SUMMER BERRIES Yarrow
Summer Berries yarrow is topped in 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 planted with big betony.
FLOWERBURST RED SHADES Yarrow
Magnificent flower heads in lively shades of red, rose, and violet. Flowerburst Red Shades yarrow blooms all summer long.
CERISE QUEEN Yarrow
Cerise Queen yarrow is covered in bright, cherry-red to magenta-pink summer flowers.
CLOTH OF GOLD Fern-Leaf Yarrow Achillea filipendula
Flat, bright yellow, 3-4 inch wide flower heads rise above deeply-cut, feathery leaves. Blooms are excellent for cutting. Plants flower over a long season, early summer until frost. Grows 3-4 feet tall, is winter hardy to zone 3. Cloth of Gold yarrow grows nicely with delphinium, red hot poker, and Blue Queen salvia.
NOBLESSA YarrowAchillea ptarmica
Noblessa yarrow blooms the first year; bright-white, double flowers May to July. The 12-inch tall plants are easy to grow, both heat and drought tolerant. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Yarrow Seeds
Sow yarrow 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 yarrow seeds into prepared seed beds thinly, in rows spaced 24 inches apart. Thin seedlings 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. Plants tolerate salt, ideal perennial for coastal landscapes. Excellent cut flowers, fresh or dried. Cut plants back by half when flowers fade to stimulate repeat bloom. Divide when plants become crowded. Yarrow is deer and rabbit resistant. Flowers attract butterflies and beneficial insects. Easy to grow.