average, tolerates dry once establish, grows floppy in moist conditions
Soil & Site
wine red, fade to rose pink, flowers are actually a flat terminal corymbs of small 1/4" flowers
simple, dark green, finely divided giving them a fern-like texture and strongly aromatic, larger basal leaves have long petioles and the smaller upper leaves are sessile
spreads by rhizoms
30 plus inches tall, spreads
shear back after flowering, they will form a dense mat of foliage, plants are aggressive spreaders especially in moist rich soils
easy by division
The species plant Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is native to Europe and Western Asia and considered to be a weed in many areas.
The species plants have been in cultivation prior to 1440 and used as a herbal remedy for many aliments. The Greek name honors Achilles a warrior of the Trojan wars.
I have grown many different varieties of Achillea millefolium. There seems to be a few secrets to successfully growing them. Avoid rich, moist, poorly drained soils and plant in a full sun site. Also cut back hard after the bloom fades.