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Achillea borealis formerly Achillea millefolium (American Yarrow or American Thousandleaf) SKU-ACHBOR


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Native Evergreen Perennial. Fern Like Foliage. Showy Pink or White Flowers. Larval host of Painted Lady Butterfly. Pollinated by butterflies, bees, beneficial insects  (waspsbee flies and beetles. The Xerces Society rates them as specially valuable to Native Bees and Beneficial Insects.  Foliage 6″-12″ tall.. Flowering Stalks 2′-3′ tall.  Edible. Medicinal.  Sun or part shade. Average to Dry soil. Sand or Clay. Does well in acid to circumneutral soil.  Deer-resistant.  Nice Groundcover.  Native to Coastal SC and much of the Eastern US.  Propagation Source: Old Homesite, Charleston Co., SC


Young leaves are nice in salads.


There are native and non-native yarrow growing in the US.. Ours are the native type.

We propagated our plants from a long-abandoned homesite in Charleston Co., SC. The road had been widened some years ago. Delicate Pink-flowered plants were growing within a few feet of the pavement. White flowered plants were growing next to a cinder-block wall. There was more gravel than soil where they were growing. The fact that they had continued to bloom and spread in such an inhospitable environment is a testament to their durability.  The plants got mixed in the nursery..so they are Surprise Yarrows Now.

We will have another batch of Yarrow available soon. Order yours now to get them at $5 apiece. (you will not find native yarrow as robust as ours for this price elsewhere). We may raise prices later.

To learn more

Birds using Yarrow as Nesting Material. https://blog.nature.org/science/2016/06/20/self-medication-wildlife-style-how-birds-creatures-medicinal-plants/

Butterflies East of the Great Plains : Pollianted by Gray Hairstreaks. Banded Hairstreaks. Red-banded Hairstreaks.


Faunal Associations: The nectar of the flowers attracts many kinds of insects, especially flies and wasps. Among the flies are such visitors as bee flies, Syrphid flies (including drone flies), thick-headed flies, Tachinid flies, flesh flies, Anthomyiid flies, and others. Halictid and other short-tongued bees occasionally visitor the flowers, where they suck nectar and collect pollen. Many species of grasshoppers feed on Yarrow (see Grasshopper Table), as do several aphids, a seed bug, a flower thrips, leaf beetles, and caterpillars of some moths (see Insect Table). Sometimes Mordella spp.(Tumbling Flower Beetles) are found on the flowerheads. Because the foliage of Yarrow has a bitter and biting taste, it is rarely consumed by most mammalian herbivores. However, sheep will eat it when the opportunity arises.

Plants that Attract Birds in All Seasons

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3.5" pot


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