Description

**Pre-orders are for local pickup only. We do not ship plants. Please double check your location and ensure you are able to pick up your plants in the spring (available for pickup starting May 11th). Specify pickup date in 'notes' when completing your order.

**This plant is NATIVE to Northern Michigan 

Growing Requirements:

  • Thrives in well-drained soil
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
  • Adaptable to various soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Hardy in USDA zones 3-9

Features:

The Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a resilient perennial herbaceous plant prized for its finely divided foliage and clusters of small, tightly-packed flowers. Its flowers, which come in various shades of white, pink, and yellow, adorn the garden from late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies. This versatile plant adds beauty and functionality to garden borders, meadows, and cottage gardens alike.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, the Common Yarrow can reach a height of 1 to 3 feet with a spread of 1 to 2 feet. It forms dense clumps with its feathery foliage and upright flower stalks, creating a picturesque display that complements both formal and informal garden designs.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

The Common Yarrow offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Pollinator Magnet: Its flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, enhancing pollination and promoting biodiversity in the garden.
  • Soil Health: The deep roots of Common Yarrow help improve soil structure and fertility, making it an excellent companion plant for vegetable gardens and ornamental beds.
  • Erosion Control: The dense growth habit of Common Yarrow helps stabilize soil and prevent erosion, particularly on slopes or in areas prone to runoff.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Common Yarrow is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal watering and care, making it an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a resilient and easy-to-grow plant.