How to Grow Yarrow

How to Grow Yarrow

How to Grow Yarrow 

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow makes an excellent cut flower and bouquet filler. This long lasting perennial is super hardy and will add a colorful touch to your garden. It flowers first year from seed, is low maintenance and tolerates drought once established. Perennial in Zones 2–9. 

Can be planted in the fall in zones 6-8.


Plant type: Perennial

Height: 28-30”

Site: full sun

Days to maturity: 120-130 days

Plant spacing: 12-24”

Pinch: not necessary

Kids, Pets, and Deer Resistance: non-toxic, deer resistant

Indoor & Pots: not suitable for containers


How to Grow:

Fall planting recommended for zones 6-8. 

Transplant (recommended): Sow 8-10 weeks before planting out. Cover with a light layer of vermiculite - light is required for germination.  Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering seed. 

Direct Seed:  Late spring, early summer, or fall.

Germination: 10-14 days at 65-72°F 

Where to plant:  Plant in the sun or part shade.

Harvesting/Vase Life: When pollen is visible on the flowers. Hang to dry.

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