Western Yarrow

Western Yarrow

SKU: FL3825
This is an important native North American wildflower and pollinator plant. It thrives particularly in recently disturbed soil. Because of this feature, Western Yarrow seeds are especially useful for planting around work sites, septic berms, or roadside areas. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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More details about Western Yarrow

Achillea millefolium var. occidentalis. This is an important native North American wildflower and pollinator plant. It thrives particularly in recently disturbed soil. Because of this feature, Western Yarrow seeds are especially useful for planting around work sites, septic berms, or roadside areas. This variety grows 25-90cm (10-36") tall, with densely hairy, lacy, fern-like leaves. It has an extended bloom period from May to September, and is very attractive to beneficial insects, including predatory wasps, ladybird beetles, and hover-flies. Western Yarrow is also highly drought-resistant, so it's excellent for xeriscaping and erosion control. It is widely used in New Zealand as pasture.

Perennial.

Quick Facts:

    • North American native
    • Blooms May to September
    • Drought tolerant
    • Deer resistant

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All About Western Yarrow

Latin

Latin
Achillea sp.
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: A. filipendulina is hardy to Zone 3. A. millefolium is hardy to Zone 4.

Timing

Timing
Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out after the last frost date. Transplant or direct sow in early spring or early autumn. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 15-18°C (60-65°F). Seeds can take 10 to as long as 100 days to sprout, so be patient. Bottom heat speeds germination.

Starting

Starting
Sow on the surface of the soil, under bright lights if starting indoors. Transplants can go out while the soil is still cool and there is still some risk of light frost. Space transplants at 30-60cm (12-24″) apart.

Growing

Growing
Yarrow is a tough plant that is suitable for xeriscaping, and it will adapt to pretty much any soil. For best results, grow in a loamy, well drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0. Divide plants every 3-4 years. Cut plants to ground level in autumn.

How to Grow Yarrow

Step 1: Timing

Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out after the last frost date. Transplant or direct sow in early spring or early autumn. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 15-18°C (60-65°F). Seeds can take 10 to as long as 100 days to sprout, so be patient. Bottom heat speeds germination.

Step 2: Starting

Sow on the surface of the soil, under bright lights if starting indoors. Transplants can go out while the soil is still cool and there is still some risk of light frost. Space transplants at 30-60cm (12-24″) apart.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 5.5 to 7.0.

Yarrow is a tough plant that is suitable for xeriscaping, and it will adapt to pretty much any soil. For best results, grow in a loamy, well drained soil. Divide plants every 3-4 years. Cut plants to ground level in autumn.

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