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Common Yarrow

Bonatical Name:

Achillea millefolium

Common Name(s):

Common Yarrow, Milfoil, Yarrow

Categories:

Herbs, Perennials, Wildflowers

Comment:

Yarrow is considered an especially useful companion plant, repelling some pest insects while attracting good, predatory ones. It attracts predatory wasps, which drink the nectar and then use insect pests as food for their larvae. Similarly, it attracts ladybirds and hoverflies

common yarrow

Achillea millefolium, Common Yarrow, Photo credit Tracie Bowers

Height:

1-3 ft.

Flowering Period:

Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall

Flower Color:

Yellow, White

Usage:

Wild gardens, meadows, naturalized areas. Often considered too weedy for borders

Hardiness:

USDA Hardiness zones 3-9

Propagation:

Division, seeds

Exposure:

Full sun

Soil:

Dry to medium sandy loams

Regions:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plains

Origins:

Introduced from Europe

Pollinator Attracted:
Wasps

Page by Tracie Bowers EMGV

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