Big leaf yarrow

Achillea macrophylla | Also known as: Broad leaved yarrow, Herb Linn | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

With lots of white flowers growing in tight clusters, Achillea macrophylla is an attractive plant with silvery grey fern-like foliage that gives off a strong and pleasant scent. It will grow in soil that's neutral, slightly acidic or slightly alkaline. If you want more plants you can split up the root ball. It likes the sun, but may wilt if it gets too hot.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch leaves.
Height [m]
  • 0.6 - 0.9
Spread [m]
  • 0.6 - 0.9
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Grey or silver
Foliage in summer
  • Grey or silver
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey or silver
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Mound-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z1-11
Heat zone
  • H8-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -46 - 4
Heat days
  • 7 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Meadows
  • Prairies
Garden spaces
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years