How To Grow and Save Seed Of Yarrow

Latin name Achillea millefolium is an easy-to-grow perennial herb in the aster family. A pollinator attractor and very easy to grow, yarrow provides bursts of color for beds, borders and landscapes. Hardy from USDA zones 4-8.



Native to a circumboreal range across the continents of North America, Europe, and Asia, it has uses in traditional folk medicines across its massive native range.


  • Ornamental
  • Beds, borders, cut flower garden, drought tolerant, deer- and rabbit- resistant plantings, pollinator garden, rock gardens, rock walls, xeriscape
  • Attracts bees, butterflies, and beneficial parasitic wasps




  • Seeds germinate in 14-28 days.
  • Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplant outdoors after last frost.
  • Surface sow seeds, gently pressing into soil, as light aids germination.
  • Ideal germination temperature is 65-75 F.


  • Prefers full sun.
  • Provide well-drained soil.
  • Space plants 12-24 inches apart. 


  • Suceptible to spittle bugs. These can be rinsed off or treated with organic insecticidal soap when pressure becomes high.


Dividing plants is the best propagation method for yarrow.