Botanical Name: Achillea tomentosa Add
Common Name: Woolly Yarrow  
Plant photo of: Achillea tomentosa
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Gold, Yellow


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Dark Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Patio, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute, Fire Resistant, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum
  • Description

  • Notes

Short stems of flat-topped golden flowers accent the deep green, wooly, fern-like leaves of the mat formed by this plant. It is a fine performer in rock gardens and at the front of herbaceous perennial borders. Yarrows propagate easily from rooted stems or division, which should be performed in the early spring or fall. Following bloom, dead head the plant and divide the clumps when it appears crowded.
Achilleas combine particularly well with Penstemons. They may also be planted along with various Mediterranean-style perennials that require minimal amounts of water.