Yarrow

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Yarrow

Achillea millefolium
Common Yarrow, Western Yarrow, Milfoil
1

3 feet
2

3 feet
Northern Hemisphere, including Texas.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun/partial shade; perennial and nearly evergreen, with aromatic, fern-like foliage. The spring flower clusters are big and flat-topped, composed of tiny daisy florets. Each plant can spread up to 3 feet, forming dense mats.

Yarrow is cosmopolitan, native to much of the Northern Hemisphere, so endless colors and textures are available — including silver-leaved varieties for the evening garden. Taller plants may require staking. Plant in masses to attract butterflies.

Maintenance

Yarrow is said to thrive on neglect. It requires no special soil and can handle heavy clay, but does best in high dry spots. Allow soil to dry out completely between waterings. Deadheading will prolong the bloom; as a bonus, yarrow makes a good cut flower. Divide clumps every 2-3 years (and give to friends) if plants get too crowded.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
1-3' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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