White yarrow is a clump-forming perennial native of southeast Europe and a member of the aster family, Asteraceae, that also include daisies, goldenrod, and lettuce. The gray-green foliage is finely pinnately dissected, lobed, and feathery. The flat flowerheads appear in the summer and are three to four inches across. They are composed of small tightly packed, white, daisy-like flowers. Although not often used in American gardens white yarrow is popular in England and offers good white yarrow on tall strong stems. Vigorous root may lead to plant becoming invasive. Good in both fresh and dried arrangements.
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Bloom:Flat heads three to four inches across of densely packed white daisy like flowers in summer
Size: 2-3’ H x 2’ W
Light: Full sun
Soil: Average, medium moist, well-drained; drought tolerant once established
Hardiness: Zones 5-8
Care: Low maintenance; contain if necessary.
Pests and Diseases: None of significance
Propagation: Seed, division
Companion plants: Purple cone flower, globe thistle, Russian sage