Today people appreciate more the yarrow's physical properties, namely the beauty of the flowers. And especially their deep red and pink shades. The numerous little flowers open in June and last for weeks decorating the garden with their simple and fresh charm. Cultivars such as 'Paprika' and 'Cerise Queen' are a must in every perennial flower bed.
What about the yellow yarrow? It represents a different species labelled in Latin as Achillea filipendulina. Also a perennial plant, but grows taller (up to 120 cm - 4 ft) than the previous one (only 60 cm -2 ft). Its spectacular flat, disk-like inflorescences, look great in the garden on a sunny day, just like yellow UFOs, crating a precious contras to all predominant vertical plant lines. Another must.
Both species make a perfect material for cut flower arrangements as well as dry compositions. And should you cut yourself while hoeing or raking remember you have a remedy growing nearby, commemorating the great hero- Brad Pitt, sorry, Achilles.