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PlantFiles: Woolly Yarrow, Dwarf Yarrow
Achillea tomentosa

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achillea (ak-ih-LEE-a) (Info)
Species: tomentosa (toh-men-TOH-suh) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sladeofsky On Jul 2, 2014, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

If, like me, you are a lover of mounds and mats or you just don't have room for larger Yarrows, this is the plant for you. Very tidy and compact.

Positive adam_martin On Jul 21, 2008, adam_martin from Jenks, OK wrote:

some breeds of this plant are also found on the prairie and can be used for a variety of ailments: Respiratory problems, helps stop blood flow, helps clean wounds, and the fern type leaves can be chewed to ease a tooth ache.

Positive pokerboy On Sep 27, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am a fan of all Achilleas but this one would have to be one of my favorites as it is so low all the time. It also produces an abundance of flowers. pokerboy.

Positive jarda On Jan 8, 2004, jarda from Jindichv Hradec
Czech Republic wrote:

Excellent in bloom, seed yields are not too high here. As a seed production subject it does not give seed enough to get rich.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fremont, California
Huntington Beach, California
New Milford, Connecticut
Boise, Idaho
Louisville, Kentucky
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Pinconning, Michigan
Jacksonville, Oregon

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