Last Updated on February 6, 2020 by Paul Guzman
Yarrow Plant Pictures Landscape (Achillea millefolium) you can use for landscaping. These plants can be used in rock gardens or in any area that has full sun. The common Yarrow goes by many names, bloodwort, devil’s nettle, staunch weed, and many others. It will grow up to 2-3 ft. tall if conditions are just right.
It will bloom in mid-spring until late summer most are white, yellow, purple and red in color. You can see these plants popping out along roadsides and between interstate roads throughout the Southwest. The white and yellow blooms can be seen while traveling along the interstates. Yarrow plants need some cold temperatures during the winter season.
Yarrow Plant Pictures
The Red Yarrow Plant
The red Yarrow can grow up to 15 ” tall and is a herbaceous perennial. It is also called a little feather plant or plumajillo in Spanish. It does well in rock gardens or a Xeriscape landscaping area.
White Yarrow Flower
Beautiful white yarrow flower.
Where to plant yarrow
Plant it in full sun and place them towards the back in garden beds. If placed in shade or partial shade they will have a hard time blooming and will look scraggly. Full sunshine is what they like and is almost maintenance-free. Fertilize occasionally during the growing season’s late spring until mid-summer. It does wet conditions throughout the season. Making it great for gardens that require little water. From my own experience, these plants can also take lots of water. They seem to grow and look the same with little or lots of water but the roots should never be soaked for long periods of time.
Planting Yarrow Seeds
Store-bought seeds of Yarrow are easy to grow you should plant them in about 1/4″ deep into loose soil and they will germinate in about 12 – 14 days. Best to sow them in late winter when temperatures are about 70° Fahrenheit is when they start to germinate too deep and they might not germinate. I’ve seen Yarrow grow in poor conditions and hard soil but it is best to use good loamy soil.
When the plant dries up in late fall the seeds will drop and many will germinate with very little help from humans.
USDA planting zone for Yarrow is 3-10.
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Conclusion – Yarrow plants are good for the Southwest regions. They are easy to grow and are drought tolerant. If you have questions or comments please write them in the comment section below.