Botanical Name: Achillea ageratifolia
Common Name: Greek Yarrow  
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Water Saving Tip:

Apply a layer of mulch around plants to reduce moisture loss.

Choose organic mulches, such as shredded bark, compost or aged sawdust.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen, Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season








Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Native Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Walkways


Special Uses

Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

This low growing yarrow works great as a ground cover or an edging plant. Gray-green foliage forms dense evergreen mats. Small, white flowers bloom in late spring, covering the foliage. When out of bloom, tolerates like foot traffic, and so is well suited the the edges of fringes of walkways and paths. Deer and rabbit resistant. Grows 4 inches tall and spreads about 18 inches wide.
Grow in full sun in poor, well drained soils. The flowers hold well all summer, though they dry and turn a buff color; if they bother you, mow them off, otherwise, very little care is needed.