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Yarrow

Uses:

  • Borders
  • Ground Cover & Filler
  • Open Meadows

Features:

  • Pest Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies

Sunlight:

  • Full Sun
  • 6+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

Yarrow is an easy to care for flowering plant that attracts pollinators like butterflies and bees. This plant is an aromatic herb that is great for cutting and drying.


Growing Yarrow

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 Companion Plants

    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.