Achillea ageratifolia

Greek Yarrow

Greek Yarrow is a low growing perennial with attractive evergreen, silver foliage and a late spring display of bright white flowers on short stems. An excellent small scale groundcover for planting in hot, sunny conditions. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Rock Gardens
Plants for Small Spaces
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size4" tall 18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 8-10.
Other zones shipping soon.
Learn More…
SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC013919

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

Find Your Planting Zone:

You have entered an invalid zip code, please check your zip code and try again.

$7.99
Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
In stock
SKU
HC013919

Video

     
Details
4" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). This low growing "yarrow" is at home in the rock garden or perennial border when used as a ground cover or edging plant. A reliably heavy bloomer, it covers itself with bright clusters of small white flowers for weeks in the late spring. Its' dense gray-green foliage is mat-like and ever (particularly in milder climates), giving the plant season-long interest. Recommended planting companions include Pink Armeria maritima 'Compactum' and Blue Penstemon virens.
More Information
SKU
HC013919
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Greek Yarrow
Botanical Name
Achillea ageratifolia
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
4" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Rock Gardens, Plants for Small Spaces, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Achillea (Yarrow)

Achillea (Yarrow) are long-blooming, Old World perennials that are exceptionally easy-to-grow and provide ample nectar for butterflies. They are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer. Most are tall, upright growers with the exception of evergreen Achillea ageratifolia (Greek yarrow) and Achillea millifolium ‘Sonoma Coast,' which are groundcovers.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • These perennials grow in most any type of soil including clay.
  • Should be mulched in dry climates with most any type of mulch materials including gravel in xeric plantings.
  • Only requires deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season. Too much water makes them floppy.
  • Plant in full, hot sun.
  • Adding just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Avoid planting into a rich, highly-amended soil; they don't need it and it can make them floppy.
  • Special comments:

    • Deadhead plants to prolong bloom.
    • Achillea millifolium 'Sonoma Coast' is a superior lawn grass replacement and should be mowed to deadhead it after blooming in early summer. This keeps the foliage tidy and looking good.

    Garden care:

    • Fertilize Achillea once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
    • Leave Yarrow standing over the winter. They have ornamental flower heads that catch the snow providing winter interest. Cut back to 1-2" inches above the soil in mid-spring when the plants begin to wake up.
    • Achillea ageratifolia (Greek yarrow) is an evergreen groundcover that should NOT be cut back other than to deadhead it in early to mid-summer to encourage re-blooming.
    • Plants can be divided in mid-spring when clumps die-out in the center or become too large for their place in the garden.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Shipping
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019
Zone 8Now Shipping
Zone 9Now Shipping
Zone 10Now Shipping
Reviews
Q & A

Suggested Companion Plants: