Achillea x 'Summer Wine'

Yarrow, Milfoil

Common yarrow is a carefree garden plant that spreads easily to fill available space. 'Summer Wine' is a vigorous grower with deep wine-colored flowers that fade to rose pink throughout the summer. An excellent cut flower!

Height: 2 Feet
Spread: 2-4 Feet
Zone: 3-8

Yarrow Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Average
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Late Summer
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Fast
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Roadside Planting
Ground Cover
Dry Sun
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Border
Mass Planting
Evergreen
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.

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