Single Packet of 500 Seeds
Colorado Mix yarrow has the same umbrella-shaped flower clusters and graceful, fern-like stems as our standard white variety, but with the added bonus of warm, cheerful pastel colors and a more compact size. Achillea millefolium "Colorado Mix" is incredibly easy to grow from seed, and more resilient than it looks!
Yarrow is a prolific blooming perennial. It grows upright with ribbed stalks that give way to multiple graceful branching stems. From these grow alternating feathery, three to four-inch leaves. Healthy yarrow foliage is a rich, deep green, with a pleasant and noticeable aroma. Much like daisies, yarrow flowers are composite; their centers are 15-40 disc florets, edged with 3-8 "petals" or ray florets. Each cluster is made from dozens of tightly-clustered compound flowers, and yarrow tends to have multiple clusters per plant.
Our Colorado Mix yarrow variety blooms throughout the season, from late May well into September, and it's a perfect choice for a pollinator garden. Beneficial bees, wasps, moths, and butterflies love yarrow, and the occasional hummingbird might stop by for a treat.
We suggest you try yarrow against fences and walls, as a space-filler between other plants, or to soften up areas planted with course or sparse foliage. There's something about the rounded flower clusters and growth habit that makes yarrow a great counterpart to spiky, angular plants or objects such as raised beds, hydrant hoses, and boulders. The various colors in Colorado Mix yarrow—shades of white, yellow, pink, salmon, and lilac—go beautifully with mature lavender and other mounding herbaceous shrubs. Or you might plant it among vertical plants such as larkspur, hollyhocks, and spring-blooming bulbs.
Bring your colorful yarrow plants indoors! Cut entire Colorado Mix yarrow stems for dried or fresh-cut arrangements. Florists love the lacy look for bridal bouquets, and they're a must for wildflower and woodland themed designs.
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