This is an important native North American wildflower and pollinator plant. Ontario Native
It thrives particularly in recently disturbed soil. Because of this feature, Western Yarrow seeds are especially useful for planting around work sites, septic berms, or roadside areas.
This variety grows 25-90cm (10-36" tall, with densely hairy, lacy, fern-like leaves. It has an extended bloom period from May to September, and is very attractive to beneficial insects, including predatory wasps, ladybird beetles, and hover-flies.
Western Yarrow is also highly drought-resistant, so it's excellent for xeriscaping and erosion control.
Plant type: perennial Height: 25-90cm (10-36") Site: full sun Days to maturity: 120 days Plant spacing: 9” Pinch: not necessary
Start indoors 8-10wks before planting outside or direct seed in spring as soil is warming.
Harvesting/Vase Life: Harvest flowers when at least ¾ of florets are open on flower heads and pollen is visible. If picked too early, flowers will wilt and not recover. Expect a vase life of 5-7 days. Yarrow dries well, and can be also used fresh.