Yarrow (Achillea)

Yarrow Plant Features

Looking for a vigorous bloomer that needs little care? If so, be sure to include yarrow in your garden. This super easy sun-lover develops wave after wave of gorgeous flowers from early summer to fall. Yarrow also sports fern-like, aromatic foliage that adds interest and texture to your garden even when the plant is not in bloom. Flower colors include yellow, white, pink, red, and mauve. A native perennial, yarrow grows 18 to 24 inches tall and will also attract scores of butterflies to your garden. The flowers also work well in fresh cut arrangements. Yarrow is deer resistant. Hardy from zones 3-8

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Yarrow Growing Instructions

Plant yarrow in a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sun a day. The plant is not fussy about soil type, but prefers life on the dry side so keep it out of wet ground. Water only when the surface of the soil feels dry. Dig and divide the plant every two to three years to keep it vigorous. Some varieties may topple after heavy rains and might require staking.

Yarrow is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors





  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Deer/rabbit resistant

    Fragrant flowers/foliage

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Yarrow

Coneflower and Yarrow are both sun worshippers that are a snap to grow together.

Bee Balm
Invite butterflies to your garden with Bee Balm and Yarrow.

Feather Reed Grass
Yarrow makes a great companion for ornamental grasses such as Feather Reed Grass.

Our favorite varieties

Desert Eve Red Yarrow

Desert Eve Red Yarrow

Achillea 'Desert Eve Red'

Birds and butterflies will flock to your garden when you grow ‘Desert Eve Red’ yarrow. It produces a seemingly endless supply of nectar-rich bright red blooms all summer long. This compact variety grows 12 to 18 inches tall so it won’t flop over during storms.

Desert Eve Rose Yarrow

Desert Eve Rose Yarrow

Achillea 'Desert Eve Rose'

The aromatic foliage and clear rose-colored flowers of ‘Desert Eve’ yarrow are two reasons why this easy-care variety belongs in your garden. Like other yarrow varieties, ‘Desert Eve’ is drought resistant and highly attractive to bees and butterflies. It grows 18 inches tall and remains upright without staking.

King Edward Yarrow

King Edward Yarrow

Achillea × lewisii 'King Edward

A dwarf variety growing only 6 to 8 inches tall, ‘King Edward’ yarrow develops thick mats of attractive gray-green leaves that are topped with yellow flowers throughout the summer. ‘King Edward’ is a good choice for rock gardens, containers, or sunny borders. The nectar-rich blooms attract tons of pollinators.

Saucy Seduction Yarrow

Saucy Seduction Yarrow

Achillea millefolium 'Saucy Seduction'

Saucy Seduction yarrow is an easy-care variety that shows off rich red-pink flowers and compact habit. It grows 24 inches tall and wide. Zones 4-8

Strawberry Seduction Yarrow

Strawberry Seduction Yarrow

Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction'

Strawberry Seduction yarrow is an outstanding variety with red flowers throughout the summer. It grows 24 inches tall and 36 inches wide. Zones 4-8

Moonshine Yarrow

Moonshine Yarrow

Achillea 'Moonshine'

Moonshine yarrow is a classic variety that shows off golden-yellow flowers in early summer. It's ideal for butterfly gardens and cut-flower gardens. Moonshine yarrow grows 30 inches tall and wide. Zones 3-8