Botanical Name: Achillea 'Anthea'
Common Name: Anthea Yarrow  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Grey Green, Silver


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

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


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Walkways


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Lawn Alternative, Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

Anthea Yarrow is an upright, clump-forming, compact hybrid yarrow noted for its deeply-dissected, fern-like, aromatic, silvery-gray foliage and its clusters of long-lasting, pale yellow flowers which appear in dense, flattened, umbels throughout the summer. Flower stems are stiff and rise 1 to 2 feet tall. 'Anthea' is very similar to its A. 'Moonshine' parent, except it is more upright, has paler yellow flowers and has better resistance to foliar diseases. Plant grows to about 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.
Many different cultivars of Yarrow are available, with different flower colors, including yellows, reds, peaches, and pinks. Yarrow makes a good ground cover when mowed, and tolerates a fair amount of foot traffic. Divide in the spring every few years as the centers can sometimes melt out. Grow in full sun to part shade in well drained soils. Tolerates clay soils. Yarrows are best not planted next to slower-growing and smaller perennials, as they may overtake and overwhelm them.