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Achillea millefolium/Common Yarrow

Achillea millefolium / Achillea millefolium
Delicate, fine-textured summer foliage
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Delicate, fine-textured summer foliage


Flowers and ferny foliage

Flowers with a slight pink tint

Close-up of flowers

Summer flowers

Flowering shoots used for cut flowers and in dried arrangements

An inflorescence contains many individual flowers

Many inflorescences may be borne on a single plant

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Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
Common Name: Common Yarrow
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Has disease problems of stem rot, mildew and rust, however it tends to perform well if given sun and good drainage. Best adapted for the Upper South. Makes a good cutflower for summer arrangements.