Description: Flattened clusters of small white flowers rise on slender stems up to 4 feet above lacy, fern-like, fragrant, medium green foliage
Habit: Grows 2-4 feet high and wide; upright, mat-forming; may naturalize aggressively
Culture: Prefers full sun to part shade and dry to medium-moisture soil; drought-tolerant
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin: North America, Europe and Asia
Attributes: Attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cut flower
This long-cultivated member of the Aster family is native to North America, Europe, and western Asia. Also called Soldier’s Woundwort, it has been used to control bleeding, reduce inflammation, and promote perspiration to relieve fevers. The Common Yarrow’s ability to naturalize was noted as early as 1709 when John Lawson recorded “Yarrow abundance” in A New Voyage to Carolina. Although its growth may need to be kept in check, A. millefolium makes a fine addition to cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, and meadows, works well as a cut flower for fresh and dried arrangements, and is not attractive to deer due to its aromatic foliage.
Arrives in a 6" plastic pot. zone3,zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9