Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Hybrid yarrow

Achillea millefolium hybrids

About This Species

Zone 3a BC Native

Grow me instead of Baby’s breath

Yarrow is a clumping perennial, producing tiny, daisy-like flowers packed on flat-topped clusters throughout the summer. There are many cultivars of yarrow with flowers ranging from white, to yellow, to peach to bright red! It has fern-like leaves with a strong but pleasant scent. Yarrow is very attractive to pollinators and other beneficial insects. It is tolerant of nearly every garden condition, from soggy soils to rock gardens – this is a perfect specimen for those who find it tough to keep plants alive!

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions