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Yarrow Summer Pastels is a cultivar of the common yarrow plant, known for its delicate and varied pastel-colored flowers.

Physical Description:

Leaves: 'Summer Pastels' has fern-like, aromatic foliage that is finely divided, giving it a feathery appearance. The leaves are usually green to gray-green in color.

Flowers: This cultivar is named for its flowers, which come in a range of pastel colors, including shades of pink, lavender, white, and sometimes yellow. The flowers are arranged in flattened clusters called umbels. Yarrow flowers typically have a flat-topped appearance.


Ornamental: 'Summer Pastels' is primarily grown for its decorative value. The diverse and soft colors of the flowers make it a popular choice in garden beds, borders, and as cut flowers in arrangements.

Pollinator Attraction: Yarrow flowers, including this cultivar, are known to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies to the garden.

Growing Conditions:

Soil: Well-drained soil is essential for yarrow. It can tolerate a variety of soil types.

Watering: Yarrow is drought-tolerant once established and prefers moderate watering.

Sunlight: 'Summer Pastels' thrives in full sun.

Hardiness: Yarrow is generally hardy and can be grown as a perennial.


Yarrow is a low-maintenance plant. Deadheading spent flowers can promote additional blooming and prevent self-seeding.


While 'Summer Pastels' is not typically harvested for culinary or medicinal purposes, the flowers can be enjoyed in the garden or used in floral arrangements

Yarrow Summer Pastels (Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels')

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