Long-blooming, drought-tolerant perennials.
A single clump-forming plant can produce a show all by itself. From a grayish green rosette of leaves, strong flower stems rise to 4ft tall and bear bright golden, slightly domed platters 6in across. The flower color doesn’t fade if the stems are cut for drying. We like them paired with deep blue spikes of Delphiniums.
These valuable garden plants from the North Temperate Zone are widely grown for the masses of flowers they bear throughout much of the summer. Their flattened flower heads introduce a fresh shape into the perennial border. Yarrows thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, and are drought tolerant. They flower from June to September. The best new varieties bloom longer and harder than their predecessors, making a good genus even more valuable. Yarrows also make excellent cut flowers for both fresh and dried arrangements.