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Yarrow: Achillea millefolium

Botanical name: Achillea millefolium

Common name: Yarrow

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Planted
1
time

Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 8b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Categories:   
Attributes:

deer resistant, rabbit resistant, butterfly attracting, edible

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description for "Yarrow: Achillea millefolium"

Yarrow is a drought tolerant perennial herb native to Europe, it has naturalized throughout temperate North America. The species name, millefolium-of a thousand leaves-describes the fine, feathery foliage which resemble a fern. Yarrow flowers are in cluster forming a flat white top usually affixed to a single stem. Yarrow can endure dry, impoverished soil and survive with little maintenance. Requires full sun. A true perennial taking two years to become established.

History:

Native to Europe.

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