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White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) closeup of this wildflower.
White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) flowers attract butterflies.
White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) can grown for the pretty flowers or mowed as  a lawn substitute.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) closeup of this wildflower.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) flowers attract butterflies.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) can grown for the pretty flowers or mowed as  a lawn substitute.

White Yarrow

Achillea millefolium
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Butterflies can’t resist White Yarrow with its dense clusters of pretty, white flowers atop highly aromatic, fern-like leaves. Native throughout North America (except for the driest desert areas), yarrow tolerates heat plus low or high humidity. This versatile plant can be grown for cut flowers (up to 24 inches in height) in a garden or meadow planting where it attracts pollinators. Or it can be grown and regularly mowed short (3 to 4 inches) as a drought tolerant, low maintenance lawn substitute that tolerates moderate foot traffic (after becoming established). Evergreen in non-frost areas, White Yarrow is fast growing, has a root structure that stabilizes disturbed areas to help prevent erosion on slopes, and has fire retardant qualities. It is adaptable to all types of soils (including well-drained clay, saline, and sandy soils) and will tolerate deer and air pollution too. Plants form a thick mat and spread by rhizomes and self-seeding. It is classified as “California Friendly” by California Water Agencies and is recommended as a low water user in landscapes.

Available in single packets and as bulk wildflower seeds.

Seeds per ounce: 2,700,000
Coverage per ounce: 1,000 sq ft
Regions: All except desert
Native To: California
Life Cycle: Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height (inches): 12-36
Bloom Period: Spring-Summer
Flower Color: White
Germination Period: 10-14 days
Water Requirements: Low


Cultural Information:
Carefree plants require little attention. Moderate watering, cut back after bloom.  If using as a lawn substitute mow at 3-4 inch height or leave unmowed.

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