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Common Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

With finely-textured foliage and Summer coryms of flowers, common yarrow is an attractive and easy native plant that tolerates heat, doesn't require very much water, and is deer-resistant.

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Achillea millefolium

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Achillea millefolium Plant Information

Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
Common Name: common yarrow
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, natives
Plant Form: upright, curved, spreading
Height: 2 - 2.5 feet
Spread: 1.5 feet
Foliage: fern-like, deep green leaves

fine-textured foliage
Flower: white, pink, or yellow flowers in dense, flat corymbs
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: light shade
Water: low water requirement
Soil: well-drained

infertile soil for better blooming
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 4 - 8
Maintenance: dead head for extended blooming

moderate growth rate

propagation by division of clump when crowded

can become invasive
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to root rot
Wildlife: deer-resistant
Additional Notes: good for background planting, rock gardens, dried arrangements, and companion to herbs

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