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Plant Profile: White Yarrow (Achillea grandifolia)

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 Achillea-grandifolia-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 m oist, well-drained; drought tolerant once established

Hardiness: Zones 5-8

Care: Low maintence; contain if necessary.

Pests and Diseases: None of significance

oPropagatin: Seed, division

Companion plants: Purple cone flower, globe thistle, Russian sage