ACHILLEA millefolium rubra Red Yarrow is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is a cultivar of the species ACHILLEA millefolium, also known as common yarrow or milfoil.
Red Yarrow is characterized by its feathery, fern-like leaves that are aromatic when crushed. The leaves are typically green, but the stems and flowers can range from deep pink to bright red, giving the plant its name. The plant produces clusters of flat-topped flowers that bloom from late spring to early fall. The flowers are made up of many tiny individual flowers and are attractive to pollinators such as bees butterflies, bumblebees, ladybugs and hummingbirds towards them.
Red Yarrow is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of conditions, including full sun to partial shade and well-draining soils. It is drought-tolerant and can survive in poor soils, making it a popular choice for xeriscaping and naturalized gardens. The plant is also used in herbal medicine for a variety of ailments, including digestive issues and fever reduction.
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Common Name: Red Yarrow
Hardiness Zones: 3-10
Plant Type: Perennials
Moisture: Dry, Medium moist
Native Range: California
Exposure: Full sunlight
Bloom Season: Spring and Summer months (May, June)
Water Requirement: Daily with a mist setting
Temperature Requirement: 68 °F
Flower Characteristics: Ruby Red Color to Deep Magenta Color
Gardening Use: Flower beds, Cottage Garden, Parks