Common yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is a common perennial wildflower, typically found growing in grassland, roadsides and waste ground. It has feathery, aromatic leaves and flat white flowerheads, which are attractive to a wide range of pollinators, particularly hoverflies.
It's a good choice for growing in cottage and wildlife garden schemes, due to its informal appearance, spreading habit and attractiveness to pollinators. There are many cultivars of the species, which come in a variety of colours and heights.
Achillea millefolium thrives in free-draining soil in sull sun to partial shade. It self-seeds readily.
Plant type: Native perennial
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Dark green
Feature: Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: March to August
Time to divide plants: March to April
Time to plant: May to June
Flowering period: June to August
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