Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
Common Name: Common Yarrow  
Plant photo of: Achillea millefolium
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Very Low, Low, Medium


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Lawn, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Beverly Leftwich
Photographer: Steve Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

This Yarrow is found in snow as well as lower elevations. It is very common. It has a tight cluster of white flowers and typically blooms in the summer months. The leaves are green and do not drop (evergreen). It attracts bees and butterflies. Yarrows propagate easily from rooted cuttings or divisions, which should be performed in the early spring or fall. Following bloom, one should dead head the plant and divide the clumps when it appears crowded.
Dig hole, insert plant slightly higher than soil grade. Disturb root ball very little. No amendments, just native soil. No fertilizers. Backfill the hole .Water lavishly. Mulch top of soil around plant in a 4' diameter circle. - Bert Wilson Las Pilitas