Achillea millefolium Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast White Creeping Yarrow

With its soft, feathery, light green leaves and spreading underground stems, 'Sonoma Coast' Yarrow is a fantastic, low-care native groundcover that makes a durable, low water lawn substitute. It blooms with bright white flowers in late spring/early summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 12" x 18-24" wide.
Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Evergreen
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 12" tall 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
SKU HC015325

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).

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12" x 18-24" wide. With its soft, feathery, light green leaves and spreading underground stems, 'Sonoma Coast' Yarrow is a fantastic, low-care native groundcover that makes a durable, low water lawn substitute. It blooms with bright white flowers in late spring/early summer. When grown in large patches, simply mow off the faded flowers to keep the foliage tidy and dense. Tolerates light to moderate foot traffic. Plant with lavender and Compact Pineleaf Penstemon.
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SKU
HC015325
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Sonoma Coast White Creeping Yarrow
Botanical Name
Achillea millefolium Sonoma Coast
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
White
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
12" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Light green
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam 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, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Evergreen, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
Groundcover that tolerates light to moderate foot traffic.
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
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.
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