Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium 'Rosea'
Common Name: Rose Yarrow  
Plant photo of: Achillea millefolium 'Rosea'
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Water Saving Tip:

Apply as little fertilizer as possible.

If you use fertilizer make sure it stays on the landscape, and carefully water it in so there is NO runoff.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees, Invasive

Design Styles

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


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Toni Hopman
  • Description

  • Notes

'Rosea' is a yarrow cultivar with pretty pink flowers that bloom in summer, opening a deep rose color and fading to a sweet pale pink, giving the plant a perfectly blended look. Green to grey-green leaves are deeply cut and fern-like. Grows 24 to 30 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches 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.