General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 36 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Strawberry - red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
K (Potassium)
Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Underground rhizomes
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP18401

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Common names
  • Yarrow
  • Milfoil
  • Sanguinary
  • Soldier's Woundwort
  • Staunchweed
  • Thousandleaf

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Comments:
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 22, 2014 12:51 PM concerning plant:
    Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a larval host plant for the Painted Lady butterfly. It also has special value to native bees, and supports conservation biological control by attracting beneficial insects to the garden, including lacewings, hoverflies, parasitic mini-wasps, and ladybugs. These beneficial insects feed on a variety of common garden pests.
Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On June 10, 2015 Bloomed
MunchkinsMom On March 4, 2017 Transplanted
18" Pot on Patio w/2 Pomegranate Yarrows, 2 Peruvian Daffodils and Spraxis
MunchkinsMom On October 22, 2016 Obtained plant
UCD Plant Sale $7.50 4" Pot
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