Achillea, Yarrow, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Staunchweed 'Pretty Belinda'

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: Pretty Belinda
Additional cultivar information:(Song Siren series)



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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 rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

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


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

Grovertown, Indiana

Rossville, Indiana

Urbandale, Iowa

Pinconning, Michigan

Walnut Grove, Missouri

Amherst, New Hampshire

Garner, North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Enid, Oklahoma

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Disputanta, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

This plant is doing very well in Enid, OK, but in full sun (all day sun) the flowers are white. I guess they are faded, but they don't even open pink. I was hoping for a hot pink yarrow but this is not it. This one has made lots of babies which have also done well. One baby which has received just a couple of hours of sun has bloomed almost a rust or orange color. The mother plant has grown 36" x 36" in just 9 months, plus made lots of babies.

Does anyone have an ideas why this plant is not pink in my yard?


On Jun 4, 2007, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Obviously we hit the clearance sale at just the right time!

There stood a wheeled cart with shelves of Pretty Belinda
looking like it has seen better days.

During a quick trip to the hardware store, we bought two
one gallon pots (regularly $7.98, marked down to fifty cents).

The next day we had to make a second trip and found the
same Yarrow now on sale for a quarter. Needless to say we
bought 19 more of them for an updated grand total of
$5.75. We yanked them out of their pots, chopped off the
dying foliage and watered them well. I could tell these plants
were tough because even though they were rootbound, dry
and beaten, they were still blooming on broken and bent
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On Jun 3, 2007, jessicadez from Pawleys Island, SC wrote:

I have had this plant for years. When I moved from North Carolina to South Carolina on the coast, I transplanted my yarrow. It loves, loves, loves it here. It gives me flowers practically year round. If you want to use it as a cut flower, it can last for up to two weeks in water.

It does spread, but in a good way. Anyone that I have given this plant to, also loves it. It is very easy to control it, if you want to keep it contained. You can easily dig up some, and plant it somewhere else, or give it to someone. This is a very hardy plant, and I would say fool proof.