Achillea millefolium ’Sonoma Coast’


Sonoma Coast Yarrow

1 gallon

Plant Type: Perennial Herb
Size: .5 – 1 ft tall, 2 – 3 ft wide
Form: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Dormancy: Evergreen
Fragrance: Fragrant – Pleasant
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer

Photo: David Krause

15 in stock


Achillea millefolium or yarrow (other common names common yarrow, gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man’s pepper, devil’s nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier’s woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. In Spanish-speaking New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo, or “little feather,” for the shape of the leaves. In antiquity, yarrow was known as herbal militaris, for its use in staunching the flow of blood from wounds. Native Americans had many uses for the plant, including pain relief, fever reduction, and blood issues of all kinds. Yarrow grows up to 3500 meters above sea level. The plant commonly flowers from May through June, and is a frequent component in butterfly gardens. Common yarrow is frequently found in the mildly disturbed soil of grasslands and open forests. Active growth occurs in the spring. This plant is extremely easy to grow, but looks best with regular water. It easily reseeds though it can be aggressive.

Landscaping Information
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Moderate, High
Ease of Care: Very Easy
Cold Tolerance: Tolerates cold to 15°F
Soil Drainage: Fast, Medium, Slow
Soil Description: Tolerates a wide variety of soils. Soil PH: 4 – 8
Common uses: Groundcovers, Bird Gardens, Deer Resistant, Bee Gardens, Butterfly Gardens
Companion Plants: Lonicera interrupta; Stipa lepida
Maintenance: Benefits from division every other year
Sunset Zones: 1*, 2*, 3*, 4, 5, 6, 7*, 8*, 9*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

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