Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
Perennial Open Pollinated. Attractive low growing grey-green fernlike foliage. Sends up 3' tall stems topped with white umbrella flowers in spring. This basal foliage tolerates foot traffic and is used as an alternative lawn. Yarrow has also been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Blooms second spring after planting from seed. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 sq ft if broadcast. When plants reach 1/2 tall, thin to 1" apart.
Flowers: Good cut flower, dries well. Blooms in summer
Attracts: Attracts butterflies and beneficial insects
Soil: Adaptable to various soil types
Native: Europe - Naturalized throughout the Northern Hemisphere
USDA Zone: 5-10
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: Surface
Days to Germinate: 20-45 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-3'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Light Water
Perennial for Garden and Naturalizing Achillea millefolium Height: 18-24 Bloom Season: Summer/Fall Seeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft Facts of Note: Tolerant of drought and deer, sun or part shade, little care, basal foliage tolerates foot traffic and is used as an alternative lawn.
We planted the Yarrow along with Chamomile for ground cover. This area has little to no traffic and is absolutely beautiful. A great substitute to grass and more low maintenance.Review by Kim (on 12/18/12)