Yarrow - Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Rose' - British Grown Herbaceous Perennial

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A perennial deciduous plant with clustered flowers on taller stems from the Asteraceae family. This plant is hardy through the entire UK down to -20.

Scientific Name
Achillea millefolium (Achilles' herb with countless leaves) 'New Vintage Rose'

Common Name
Yarrow, Common Yarrow

Native to most of Europe and parts of Western Asia

The Yarrow 'New Vintage Rose' grows clumps of gorgeous, rose-pink flowers with cream centres on stems shooting up a foot or two from the ground. These flowers spread over the compact foliage which, like miniature ferns, have many branching leaves- giving this species the name millefolium. The Yarrow is also named for the legendary hero Achilles, who is said to have carried the herb to treat his comrades in battle.

Months of Interest
Flowers June to August

Pruning Tips
Cut back flowers after they've faded to keep your plant neat and encourage prolonged blooming.

Wildlife Value
Lots of pollinators, especially bees, hoverflies and butterflies. Good food for moth caterpillars, especially the Tawny Speckled Pug; also attractive to hoverflies.

Dappled shade to full sun

Drought tolerant

Make sure your soil drains freely

Will benefit from monthly feeding


Likes warmer temperatures above 20°C - don't keep somewhere where temperatures drop below 13°C in winter.

No, can be toxic to cats, dogs and horses.

Sprouts Top Tips
This plant is prone to spreading so plan carefully if you want it to stay neat and tidy!

Readily self-seeds