Plant Number: 1.010.800   

Greek Yarrow
Achillea ageratifolia


A carpet or cushion-forming species of Yarrow, quite different from the usual fast-spreading types grown as border perennials. This is suitable for edging in the sunny border or growing in the rock garden. It forms a low mound of fragrant silver-grey leaves, producing small clusters of white flowers on taller stems in early summer. Prune off flower stems after blooming. Requires excellent drainage, tolerates poor dry soils. Native to northern Greece and the Balkan region. Evergreen in mild winter regions. A Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner (1993).

Zone 3 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches