Oertel's Rose Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose')
ah-KILL-lee-ah mil-lih-FOE-lee-um 'Oertel's Rose'

Deciduous Perennial Upright, Spreading in the Asteraceae Family
Buy Oertel's Rose Yarrow
Size Notes Price Availability
#1 gallon Field $10.58 Likely available
5/30 - 6/2
6/13 - 6/16
7/4 - 7/7


About Yarrow

Achillea, or Yarrow, is so named because Achilles allegedly used this plant to speed his wounded soldiers’ healing during the Trojan War. 

Yarrow thrives in full sun with feathery leaves and lacey, flat caps of flowers that come in bright yellow, hot pink, white, orange, and red. 

They make beautiful cut flowers and have a peppery, sharp smell that is unique but not unpleasant. Yarrow is favorite insect repellents. Its natural oils are known to repel mosquitos. 

In the right conditions, these plants lend gorgeous, long-lasting pops of color to the garden and are a crowd favorite for good reason. 


Wide range of colors 


Deer and rabbit resistant 

Great cut flower 


Will not tolerate shade 

Susceptible to Powdery Mildew (Water the soil instead of the foliage and give them space to grow for air flow will help prevent diseases.) 


Plant Data

Mature Size 24 - 30 inches tall. 24 - 48 inches wide.
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Dry - Medium
Zones 3a - 9b (Usually hardy to -40° F)
Tags Attracts Beneficial Insects, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Dry, Extended Bloom Time, Fast Growth Rate, Formal Garden, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Full Sun, Full Sun, Good for Borders, Good for Butterfly Garden, Good for Cottage Garden, Good for Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Medium, Nativar, Naturalizing, Normal Soil, Perennial, Prairie Garden, Rabbit Resistant, Repels Unwanted Insects, Showy Flowers, Thrillers, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerant of Moist Soil, Tolerant of Poor Soil, Tolerant of Salt, Tolerant of Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Woodland Garden
Bloom Period June to September
Flower Color Pink

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