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Achillea millefolium 'Snow Sport'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achillea (ak-ih-LEE-a) (Info)
Species: millefolium (mill-ee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Sport

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DeenDixie On Jun 3, 2008, DeenDixie from Fayetteville, AR wrote:

Last week I planted three small Snow Sport yarrows in my front yard, which faces east, and gets approx 5 hours of sun each day and quite dry in our Arkansas summers. Companion plants (already established) are Zagreb Coropsis and Butterfly Weed and common ajuga. After reading some other entries to the effect that any of the millefolium group are horribly agressive, I am having second thoughts. I do not mind deadheading and dividing or ripping out handfuls if necessary from time to time, but do not want to plant something as aggressive as Kudzu... if ya know what I mean.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 18, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Short 16" - Plant 14" apart. Z3-9. The very best sparkling white Milfoil. Heavily flowers in the summer with deep green fern-like foliage. Flowers from summer to early fall. Butterflies love it. Excellent fresh cut flowers or dried. Tolerant of drought, wind and heat. Grows well in almost any soil type. Spreads to fill in, so give them room.

Positive DreamOfSpring On May 9, 2006, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

My plant is now a year old, has grown to cover a 3' square section of a dry slope, and is quite striking both in the garden and vase. In fact, I have found that this particular cultivar makes an excellent substitute for baby's breath in cut flower arrangements.


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Norcross, Georgia
Leesville, Louisiana
Lanagan, Missouri
Geneva, Ohio
Charleston, South Carolina
Lubbock, Texas

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