Common Name: yarrow
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 2.50 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Soft pink
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Air Pollution
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back after bloom and divide plants when clumps become overcrowded.
An erect plant which features soft pink flat-topped, terminal flower clusters (corymbs) which are 2 to 3" across. Green leaves are deeply-cut, fern-like and aromatic when crushed. Good cut or dried flower. Tolerant of heat and humidity, but flower color may fade in extended, hot summer weather. Drought tolerant once established. Long summer bloom period may be extended by prompt removal of faded flower heads.
Powdery mildew and stem rot are infrequent problems. Does poorly in wet sites or in heavy, poorly drained soils. Tends to spread quickly and lodge easily.
An excellent perennial for massing in the perennial border, wild garden or meadow.