The flat-headed blooms of this plant are perfect for butterflies to land on to enjoy the sweet nectar. It is a prolific seeder and can spread by creeping roots. The clumps can also be divided and replanted to maintain more control of the planting arrangements. Yarrow will grow in most conditions and has been known to help gardens by adding calcium, silica, and phosphorus to the soil.
Yarrow can be used as a flowering ground cover or lawn for sunny out-of-the-way areas (mow as needed with rotary mower on high setting).
Flowerburst Red Shades – F2 Hybrid, 30″; Mainly red shades ranging to violet. Very bright look. Excellent for containers, borders and cutting.
Flowerburst Lilac Shades – F2 Hybrid, 30″; Mainly lilac shades ranging to pink and rose. Very warm look. Excellent for containers, borders and cutting.
Colorado – 24″; Diverse mixture of shades in red, pink, apricot, yellow, cream, beige and pure white.
Cerise Queen – 24″; First year flowering. Intense rose-pink, 2-4″ flowers on flat heads. For cut and dry arrangements.
Cassis – 24″; First year flowering. Bears bunches of intense, cherry-red umbels perfect for cutting.
Summer Berries – F2 Hybrid, 30″; First year flowering. Bright color range including red, cerise and bright pink as well as the complete range of pastels and yellows.
Summer Pastels Mix – F2 Hybrid, 30″; All American Selection. Mixture of lavender, purple, white, apricot, cream, rose and pink.
Common Yarrow – USDA Plant Fact Sheet
– University of Connecticut Plant Database
Recommended for Wildlife by
Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist – Maryland DNR
Clarence A. Rechenthin, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database