Yarrow (Achillea)

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Achillea offers timeless stability to any garden with her fine-textured, lacy and aromatic foliage.

The foliage alone is worthy of a spot in any landscape, but when you add the butterfly attracting, Queen Anne's lace-like blossoms in golden, mauve, or pearly white that appear extensively throughout the season, you have a true crowd pleaser. Achillea is great for borders or mass plantings as a lawn substitute because it is self-sowing and will spread indefinitely.

Rarely eaten by deer, Achillea is also tolerates poor soil, heat, humidity, drought, pollution, rabbits and slopes and is moderately tolerant of salt. This is an evergreen perennial groundcover you can plant without any worry and enjoy all year long.

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Yarrow 'Coronation Gold' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}
25 - 249: $5.37 each  |  250 - 999: $5.07 each
(Fernleaf Yarrow, Cloth of Gold) 3-4" lovely, large golden flower clusters on wispy sage fern-like foliage with a slightly spicy scent reaching heights of 2-3 feet.
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Yarrow 'Paprika' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}
25 - 249: $5.37 each  |  250 - 999: $5.07 each
(Milfoil, Thousand Leaf, Stanchgrass, Sanguinary, Nose-bleed, Thousand Seal) 3-4" stunning, large crimson flower clusters on lacy sage fern-like foliage with a slightly spicy scent. Nearly evergreen foliage reaches two feet.
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Yarrow 'Moonshine' {tray of 72 cells}
1 flat of 72 cells: $213.84 ($2.97 per plant)
(Fernleaf Yarrow) Fragrant, feathery, and fernlike blue-gray foliage frosted with silver highlights has showy canary-yellow flower clusters like tea-cup saucers from June to September. Evergreen, 18-24" tall.
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25% off Sunny Yellow Deer Mix: 25 Yarrow 'Coronation Gold', 25 Black Eyed Susan, 25 Coreopsis 'Moonbeam', 25 Golden Creeping Jenny
On Sale!: $464.63
Discount: 25.00%
Save 25% while filling your garden with a sea of gold that deer usually avoid! Vibrant and rich yellows will flood your sunny garden in zones 4-9.
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Yarrow 'Oertel's Rose' {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}
25 - 249: $5.37 each  |  250 - 999: $5.07 each
(Milfoil, Thousand Leaf, Stanchgrass, Sanguinary, Nose-bleed, Thousand Seal) 3-4" lovely, large fuchsia flower clusters on lacy sage fern-like foliage with a slightly spicy scent. Nearly evergreen foliage reaches two feet.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 06/10/2024.Email when available


General information about Achillea (Yarrow):
Like vintage lace, Achillea, commonly called yarrow, when blossoming in your garden will take you back to your grandmother’s decorative doilies. From mid-summer through autumn dessert-plate size flower clusters sit perched above feathery sage foliage ready to serve butterflies their sweet nectar.

Herbaceous in nature, most yarrows reach heights of 2-4 feet and are delightfully durable tolerating drought and poor soil without fading. We offer golden and pink varieties that will be perfect as a back-border, in rock gardens or planted in mass creating the effect of a wildflower meadow. In fact, because it is self-sowing and will spread indefinitely, some gardeners opt to use it as a lawn-substitute.

Yarrow can become slightly untidy as it spreads, so gardeners often place it in the background creating a wispy web of leaves covered in rich, substantial blooms. With a moderate to fast growth rate and willingness to tolerate poor soil, heat, humidity, drought, pollution, rabbits and slopes as well as moderate tolerance of salt and infrequent foot traffic, yarrow is one of the hardiest perennials available.

Yarrow is prized for her flower clusters that are perfect for dried arrangements or fresh in a vase. These lovely perennials lend an alluring sense of days gone by to any garden.

Interesting Facts
Yarrow came to North America from the Caucasus region bordering Europe and Asia.

The word "Achillea" refers to the Greek hero, Achilles who used yarrow for himself and for his soldiers. The Greeks began using yarrow over 3,000 years ago for treating external wounds on the skin. Both the flowers and leaves of yarrow were eaten or made into a tincture-tea. Often people chewed the leaves to relieve pain of a tooth ache. The fresh leaves were used in a variety of medicinal applications including fevers, stopping bleeding, menstrual issues, circulation and even gastrointestinal concerns.

In culinary applications, the leaves of the yarrow can be used cooked or raw and are best eaten when young. Slightly bitter, they add a pungent punch to salads. They have a bitter flavor but are good in mixed salads and best used when they are young. The flowers are often used in teas.

Gardener Tips
If you enjoy organic gardening approaches, Yarrow is an ideal companion plant. It attracts predatory wasps that use insect pests as food for their larvae. Similarly, it attracts ladybugs and hoverflies, also desirable garden bugs.

We love pairing Autumn Joy Stonecrop, Phlox, and any of our daylilies with yarrow. The result is a constant display of color from early spring through autumn.

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Deadheading spent flower heads is recommended to promote extended blooming.
For best growth, cut stems back to a couple of inches above the soil after the first killing frost.
Apply a thin layer of compost each spring for more vivid color, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.
Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than one inch per week.
Requires good drainage.
Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into clumps. Yarrow is easily dividable by simply digging up a large quantity and shaking loose into clumps. Ideally, this is done in springtime though yarrow will tolerate propagation virtually anytime.
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