Great Companions
Moonshine Yarrow Moonshine Yarrow
Achillea x 'Moonshine'
Yarrow Yarrow
Achillea x 'Oertel's Rose'

Achillea x 'Fireland (Feuerland)'

Yarrow, Milfoil

Common yarrow is a carefree garden plant that spreads easily to fill available space. 'Fireland' is a vigorous grower with brick red flowers that fade to deep orange throughout the summer. Named for Tierra del Fuego, the land of fire. Introduced by Ernst Pagels. An excellent cut flower!

Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2-4 Feet
Zone: 3-8
Color: Red Orange

Yarrow Characteristics & Attributes

Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Nature Attraction
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Cut Flower
Roadside Planting
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Yarrow

Full sun to light shade in sandy dry or average soils. Very easy to grow and drought tolerant once established.Go easy on the fertilizer - too much leads to lanky, floppy plants.

Interesting Notes

This species was cultivated in Europe before 1440, used as a remedy for toothache, and mixed in ale in place of hops to increase the inebriating quality of the drink. It was thought to have a magical quality similar to our "apple a day keeps the doctor away," and was said to grow in churchyards as a reproach to the dead, "who need never have come there if they had taken their yarrow broth faithfully every day while living." The main use, however, was that of an herb to heal wounds. The genus was named after Achilles, who is said to have used A. millefollium to staunch the wounds of his soldiers. Soldier's Woundweed and Carpenter's Weed are other old English names. Allan Armitage

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