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Scientific name

Achillea millefolium


Yarrow is a small perennial wildflower species that can grow up to 0.5 m in height. The leaves are dark green coloured, pinnately compound, aromatic when crushed, and are feather-shaped, resembling a fern. The flowers are small, creamy white coloured, have yellow honeycomb centers, appear in wide clusters, and bloom between June and September. This flower blooms for long periods. This wildflower spreads well and can be used to naturalize un-vegetated areas.

Planting conditions

Yarrow grows best in normal to moist conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It can grow in a variety of soil types. It is tolerant of disturbed areas, acidity, poor and infertile soil. It can tolerate drought and dry soil but young plants should be watered occasionally during hot summers. This wildflower can be naturally found in moist open areas like fields, along roadsides, and in forest openings.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 1a
    • 1b
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 0.5 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m