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  • Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
  • Garden: Wildlife Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

This is the locally native form of our wild yarrow. A rambunctious, easy to grow evergreen perennial for rough sites in well-drained soil in full sun. Continuously from spring to autumn ‘umbels’ of pure white flowers rise 18″ above low spreading aromatic, finely divided ferny foliage. Most often it is green with variants that have gray foliage from time to time. Low water perennial that can even be used as a lawn substitute. A single plant spreads to several feet wide. Moderate deer resistance. Butterflies oh the butterflies. Oregon native plant.

Biome: Deer Resistance, Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast, Western Native, Willamette Valley Natives
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn4a -25º to -30ºF
Foliage color: Gray-green
Foliage season: Evergreen

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ACMI full MMK, ACMI Flower MMK (©2020 Margaret Kerwin), ACMI Leaf BB (©2020 Barbara Bloomfield)