Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is an herbaceous flowering perennial that is a native North America. Perfect for a herb garden, it is also a great addition to your yard. Commonly used as a medicinal herb, Yarrow has been used to treat minor bleeding, cramping muscles, is a fever reducer, and helps with relaxing. Yarrow is great because it grows hardy even through drought conditions, infertile soils, or heat. Achillea typically bloom in the colors pink, red, white, or yellow.
The Best Way to Use Yarrow
Ranging from low-growing ground covers to loftier plants for the middle or back of a border, there is a garden yarrow for almost any purpose. Growing hardy in zones 3-9, yarrows bloom from early spring through early fall. Depending on the species you choose, this plant can grow anywhere from 8 inches to 5 feet tall. This plant prefers loamy, sandy soil and full sun. Yarrow is pest resistant, drought resistant, heat tolerant, and attracts butterflies. The added bonus is that it is an aromatic herb with showy flower heads.
Flowers are excellent for cuttings or in a vase
Tolerates unpleasant growing conditions
Used as a medicinal herb
Available in colors pink, red, white and yellow
Typically grown 2-4 feet tall
Growing zones 3 to 9
Yarrow works great mixed in with other herbs and perennial flower selections like salvia, oregano and rosemary. We also like to grow yarrow in pollinator gardens mixed with other full sun perennials. Try some of these popular plants to grow with yarrow.