Legend has it that Achilles used this plant to heal his soldiers’ wounds after battle. As a folk remedy, its leaves are prescribed to soothe abrasions and toothache. We find this sturdy, dependable plant the perfect remedy for many design situations. The broad, flat flower heads project horizontal elements, their colors blending with other perennials. Spicy smelling, fern-like foliage and strong straight stems add to overall attractiveness. Spreading and drought tolerant, Yarrow seems to thrive on neglect, can handle ocean spray and will bloom again in the fall if cut back in midsummer.
Throughout the summer, gray-green filigree textured foliage anticipates the autumn reveille. Planted in drifts, the flower heads, composed of tight clusters of tiny florets, form bold slabs of gold, a timely reflection of the harvest moon. Contrast this tall growing Yarrow with Eupatorium purpureum.
Size: 3' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Achillea ‘Alabaster’
- Achillea filipendulina ‘Parker’s Variety’
- Achillea ‘Fireland’
- Achillea ‘Hella Glashoff’
- Achillea ‘Hoffnung’
- Achillea ‘Inca Gold’
- Achillea x kellereri
- Achillea ‘Marmalade’
- Achillea millefolium ‘Pretty Belinda’
- Achillea millefolium ‘Red Velvet’
- Achillea ‘Mondpagode’
- Achillea ‘Paprika’
- Achillea ‘Sawa Sawa’
- Achillea x schwellenberg
- Achillea ‘Taygetea (cream form)’
- Achillea tomentosa ‘Aurea’
- Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’
- Achillea ‘Weser River Sandstone’