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Achillea millefolium 'Firefly Diamond' (Yarrow)

Achillea 'Firefly Diamond', Yarrow 'Firefly Diamond', Milfoil 'Firefly Diamond', Carpenter's Weed 'Firefly Diamond', Firefly Series


Achillea millefolium 'Firefly Diamond' (Yarrow) is a spreading perennial boasting a profusion of ivory-white flower clusters from early to late summer. Borne on tall, sturdy stems, the blossoms remain attractive as they age and contrast nicely with the dark green, fern-like foliage. Attractive to bees and butterflies, easy care, drought and heat tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, this eye-catching yarrow is perfect for hot, dry and sunny borders, outstanding in containers and excellent for cutting.

  • Grows up to 24-28 in. tall (60-70 cm) and 32-40 in. wide (80-100 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Light shade is tolerated, but best coloring and flowering is obtained in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Vital ingredient of beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens or patio containers. Achillea is also valued for the excellent quality of its cut flowers, whether in bouquets or dried floral arrangements.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids, powdery mildew. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Trim back hard after the first flush of bloom, to maintain a compact habit.
  • Propagate by division in spring.
  • Achillea millefolium species is native to Europe, western Asia, North America.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Achillea, commonly known as Yarrow, belongs to the Asteraceae family, which also includes asters, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. The genus was named after Achilles, hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used the plant to stop the bleeding and heal the wounds of his soldiers. Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow) is native to most of Europe and temperate parts of western Asia. Brightening the garden throughout the summer, this perennial plant is versatile, easy to propagate and available in a wide range of sizes and colors.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Achillea - Yarrows
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 30" – 40" (75cm – 100cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Achillea - Yarrows
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 30" – 40" (75cm – 100cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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