Achillea, Yarrow, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Staunchweed 'Cerise Queen'

Achillea millefolium

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


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual



Bloom Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska

Glen Avon, California

Pedley, California

Rubidoux, California

Sunnyslope, California

Douglasville, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Waukegan, Illinois

Manhattan, Kansas

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Roswell, New Mexico

Fargo, North Dakota

Dayton, Ohio

Enid, Oklahoma

Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

Humble, Texas

Midlothian, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 14, 2013, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love the color of the blooms on this yarrow! My favorite. Starts magenta or very hot pink and fades to soft pink. It also blooms later here than my other yarrows (Pretty Belinda, Moonshine, Paprika). It began blooming last week (early June) It grows very big here: H 32"; W 48". It grew this big in one year from a 4" pot.


On May 21, 2006, KatieLovesDogs from Indianapolis, IN wrote:

A very pretty yarrow. I love the color. The mounds of foliage are beautiful. However, it spreads very rapidly in rich soil. It grew by 10x over the course of a year. Spread is easy to control by dividing. There aren't pesky runners or deep roots that would make it difficult to eliminate. It's a great filler for a new garden.


On Sep 4, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra,
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant likes full sun and a welldrained soil.It is very frost hardy and spreads rapidly and it can become invasive. Grows to 1 metre tall. Great for borders and rock gardens. pokerboy.


On Jul 27, 2002, darius from So.App.Mtns.,
United States (Zone 5b) wrote:

This perennial has been reliable and I love the fern-like foliage. However, the flowers flop over unless staked. Blooms much later than my yellow or white yarrow.