Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium cvs.
Common Name: yarrow cultivars
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe, Garden origin, North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Leaves: Dissected, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Distinctive smell, Lanceolate, Incised, Pinnately lobed, Pectinate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), White, Orange, Yellow, Violet, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal or alternate on flowering stem, fern-like, oblong-lanceolate, most 4-23cm long x 5-12cm wide, appearing 2-3 pinnate with all segments deeply dissected; corymbs of 10-100 heads <1cm wide, ray florets petal-like due to relatively large corollas and only about 5 per head, disk florets tiny and usually 10-20 per head.