- Latin Name- Achillea Millefoliumow Hardy Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 2-3ft Width- 16-36inch Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Yarrow - Achillea millefolium
Though often thought of as yellow, yarrow blooms in a range of colors that include yellow, white, red, pink and orange. Many homeowners grow yarrow as a ground cover. Its low need for water and its drought tolerance makes it a suitable lawn alternative. It is a small maintenance plant, and when used as a lawn alternative it requires mowing only twice per growing season. It is a herbaceous perennial, meaning it dies back in the extreme cold, although it does prefer cooler climates to hot ones. The plant is also used widely in rain gardens where its fibrous root system filters water and improves drainage.