Achillea, Yarrow, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Staunchweed 'Apple Blossom'

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: Apple Blossom
Additional cultivar information:(aka Appleblossom, Apfelbluete)


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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)


18-24 in. (45-60 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


Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Stockton, California

Broomfield, Colorado

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Clinton Corners, New York

Croton On Hudson, New York

Columbus, Ohio

Knoxville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

MOXEE, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 11, 2011, mountainman72 from Broomfield, CO wrote:

My apple blossom yarrow doubled in size in it's first growing season, I will be surrounding it with fabric to keep it contained to one area. I can't bring myself to get rid of it for it is far too beautiful. It's light pink/red blooms lighten to almost white after a week. Although I did cut it back to the ground last fall, some of the foliage remained green (and grew!) all throughout the winter. I can't wait to see what it's going to look like this year. Flies, ladybugs, and butterflies love this flower!


On Jun 26, 2003, merilee from Plain City, OH wrote:

My Apple Blossom Yarrow is spending its second year in my garden, and what a star! The blossom color is a lovely deep lilac and the plant blooms profusely and continuously. I don't recall that it bloomed the first year, but the wait was well worth it. If it becomes invasive and out of control, great! It's gorgeous! My plant gets full sun from 9 am to 3 pm. This one plant has prompted me to go out and buy many other yarrow varieties! Planted between a pink Queen Elizabeth and a pink New Zealand rose bush......a true showstopper!