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Achillea millefolium Sonoma Coast * White Yarrow

Achillea millefolium Sonoma Coast is a selection from California's North Coast. This dwarf white yarrow has dark green finely dissected green fragrant foliage. The clear pink blooms of Achillea Sonoma Coast are most prevalent in the Spring and into the early Summer. The flowers gradually fade to white and eventually paper bag brown. The White Yarrow clump gradually spreads by underground runners and is easily divided in the Fall. I have yet to have damage due to cold in our garden. Achillea Sonoma Coast looks very bedraggled during the Winter but pushes new growth as the season pushes toward Spring. As the weather warms I clip off all of the old foliage and the plants look great. As you might expect from a native the plants can withstand a summer of drought in all but the hottest and driest parts of the garden but they look a lot better with every couple of weeks to once a month or a little shade. Achillea millefolium varieties can be planted in a shady garden as a lawn substitute. They will occaisionally flower and require infrequent mowing. Achillea Sonoma Coast is a nectar source for the Variable Checkerspot Butterfly and is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

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Achillea millefolium Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Coast Yarrow