A picture of a Bristly Yarrow

Bristly Yarrow

Achillea setacea

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Bristly Yarrow Overview

This perennial species of wild yarrow has weak stems with pointed leaflets as well as rounded corymbs in white.

Common problems with Bristly Yarrow

How to propagate Bristly Yarrow

Division

By division in early spring or autumn.

Cuttings

By softwood cuttings in early summer.

Other uses of Bristly Yarrow

Borders and rock gardens. Flower heads may be dried for winter decoration. Suitable for coastal conditions. Used in traditional medicine to staunch bleeding and to raise temperature to increase sweating. Yarrow's use as a medicine may stretch back to 60,000 BC, based on the evidence of plants found in a Neanderthal burial site.