Collection: Yarrow Seeds

This North American native is known for flat-top blooms above clusters of ferny foliage. Drought tolerant and tough, yarrow is rarely eaten by deer and rabbits which makes it a great choice for massing in borders or along the edges of wooded or wild places. Often cultivated as an ornamental plant, yarrow blooms are excellent either in fresh or dried arrangements, and a definite favorite of pollinators.

All about growing yarrow seeds

  • 6 yarrow seed varieties
  • Perennial pollinator attractors
  • Small, unique clusters of flowers atop sturdy stems
  • Fragrant flower with stunning mid-season summer blooms

  • yarrow colorado mix

    Yarrow Seeds - Colorado Mix

    A colorful mix ideal for cut flowers or edging borders

    Yarrow Seeds - Colorado Mix

    A colorful mix ideal for cut flowers or edging borders
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  • white yarrow

    White Yarrow Seeds

    These classic white blossoms are treasured for their medicinal properties

    White Yarrow Seeds

    These classic white blossoms are treasured for their medicinal properties
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  • cerise queen yarrow

    Yarrow Seeds - Cerise Queen

    Punch-colored flower clusters are a beacon for native pollinators

    Yarrow Seeds - Cerise Queen

    Punch-colored flower clusters are a beacon for native pollinators
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  • gold yarrow

    Gold Yarrow Seeds

    Tall stalks of golden umbel-shaped blooms are excellent for drying

    Gold Yarrow Seeds

    Tall stalks of golden umbel-shaped blooms are excellent for drying
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  • yarrow pearl

    Yarrow Seeds - The Pearl

    An easy-to-grow, fragrant perennial adaptable to most hardiness zones
    Out for Season

    Yarrow Seeds - The Pearl

    An easy-to-grow, fragrant perennial adaptable to most hardiness zones
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  • red yarrow

    Red Yarrow Seeds

    Dainty-looking red florets tolerate heat and drought with ease
    Out for Season

    Red Yarrow Seeds

    Dainty-looking red florets tolerate heat and drought with ease
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All about growing yarrow seeds

  • 6 yarrow seed varieties
  • Perennial pollinator attractors
  • Small, unique clusters of flowers atop sturdy stems
  • Fragrant flower with stunning mid-season summer blooms

the history and benefits of yarrow

Yarrow goes by many names. Its proper genus name, Achillea, is a tribute to the mythological Greek hero Achilles, who was said to have discovered the use of the plant to treat wounds his men took in battle. Carpenter's weed, thousand-seal, allheal, and bloodwort all speak to similar attributes attested to by other groups. Yarrow has blood coagulating, pain relieving, and antiseptic qualities.

It's also a favorite plant of pollinators, and attracts not only bees, but ladybugs, beneficial wasps, and insect predators of aphids and other pests. Tomatoes benefit from this, and lavender may grow more vigorously when planted close by. Cauliflower, cabbage, and other Brassicas also gain when yarrow is near. This simple wildflower is quite the garden workhorse.

growing your own yarrow seeds

Yarrow seeds are tiny, and can be slow to germinate, so yarrow is a good candidate for starting indoors. Sow into flats or pots six to eight weeks before the last frost, and barely cover with soil. Germination generally takes two to three weeks. Transplant into the garden when all chance of frost has passed.

Once established, this herbaceous perennial is easy. It will grow in poor soil just as readily as anywhere, and prefers hot, dry weather. Water occasionally if rain is scarce, but otherwise yarrow will largely take care of itself. Its drought resistance and deep roots make it an excellent erosion control plant, and it will slowly but surely improve the soil in its near vicinity.

yarrow's endless beauty

Introduce red or gold yarrow for brilliant color in the garden, or plant Eden Brothers' Colorado Yarrow Seed Mix for softer tones that will blend perfectly with a cottage garden. Enjoy yarrow for its classic wildflower beauty. When the season has passed, it makes a beneficial addition to compost, the yarrow can be mowed over to release the nutrients it's collected, or the leaves can be left where they fall to decay over the winter and further amend the soil. Or, if you're not ready to give it up quite yet, yarrow makes beautiful and fragrant dried flower arrangements. Regardless, self-seeding yarrow will return in the spring to continue its work.

For more information about planting, growing, and caring for yarrow seed, see our Yarrow Seeds Planting Guide.