Yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
yarrow 'Lansdorferglut'


Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut', commonly known as yarrow, is a perennial plant known for its lovely foliage and flower arrangement. The leaves of the yarrow are quite distinctive, characterized by a feathery, fern-like texture. They are often a deep green color, providing a striking contrast to the plant's vibrant flowers. The most eye-catching aspect of this cultivar of yarrow is its flower heads, which tend to bloom in a stunning shade of deep red or crimson. These flowers are typically clustered together in a dense, flat-topped arrangement known as a corymb. Flourishing throughout the summer months, the small, individual flowers in each cluster lend a somewhat fuzzy appearance to the whole inflorescence due to their tightly packed nature. Yarrow is also admired for its sturdy, upright stems, which hold the vibrant clusters of flowers aloft above the foliage, creating a delightful layered effect in the garden bed. This perennial's ability to produce such a profusion of richly colored blooms often makes it a favorite among gardeners looking to add a touch of warmth and vibrancy to their outdoor spaces. Overall, Yarrow 'Lansdorferglut' is recognized for its charming appearance, distinct flowering heads, and richly textured leaves.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Common Yarrow, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Thousand-Leaf, Nosebleed Plant, Old Man's Pepper, Devil's Nettle, Sanguinary, Yarrow, Thousand Seal.

    • Common names

      Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut') is not typically considered highly toxic to humans, but it can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. If ingested in large quantities, it may lead to increased photosensitivity, gastrointestinal discomfort, or more serious symptoms such as dizziness and headaches. It's important always to use caution when handling or ingesting plants and consult a medical professional if any adverse reactions occur.

    • To pets

      Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut') can be mildly toxic to pets if ingested. Symptoms of poisoning might include vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, or lethargy. More severe symptoms, such as dermatitis or changes in urination, can also occur if the pet is particularly sensitive or has ingested a large amount. It is advisable to keep an eye on your pet and consult a veterinarian if you observe any signs of yarrow poisoning.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attracts pollinators: Yarrow 'Lansdorferglut' is known to attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, which help pollinate other plants in the garden.
    • Drought-tolerant: Once established, this variety of yarrow is highly tolerant of drought, making it ideal for water-efficient landscaping.
    • Easy to grow: Yarrow 'Lansdorferglut' is a hardy plant that can thrive in a variety of soil types and requires minimal care.
    • Low maintenance: It doesn't require frequent watering or fertilization, and can survive with minimal upkeep.
    • Deer-resistant: The plant is not favored by deer, so it is less likely to be damaged by them in areas where deer are prevalent.
    • Long blooming season: Yarrow 'Lansdorferglut' has a long flowering period, typically from early summer to early fall, providing extended visual interest.
    • Colorful displays: The deep red flowers of 'Lansdorferglut' add vibrant color to gardens and landscapes.
    • Erosion control: The extensive root system of yarrow can help stabilize soil and prevent erosion on slopes.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Anti-inflammatory: Yarrow has been traditionally used to reduce inflammation, which can help with conditions such as wounds or various skin inflammations.
    • Antiseptic: The herb can act as an antiseptic, which might help prevent infection in cuts and abrasions.
    • Astringent: Yarrow can act as an astringent, potentially aiding in tightening the skin and stopping bleeding.
    • Carminative: With carminative properties, yarrow may help relieve digestive issues such as gas and bloating.
    • Diaphoretic: As a diaphoretic, yarrow could induce sweating and help lower fever.
    • Emmenagogue: Yarrow has been used traditionally to stimulate menstrual flow.
    • Hemostatic: The plant may act as a hemostatic, which can help to stop bleeding.
    Please note that while these are traditional uses of Yarrow (common name for Achillea millefolium), the efficacy and safety of the plant for these uses are not guaranteed and it should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Companion Planting: Yarrow is often used in gardens to enhance the growth of nearby plants by attracting beneficial insects and repelling pests.
    • Biodynamic Preparations: Yarrow preparations (BD 502) are used in biodynamic agriculture to increase soil health and plant vitality.
    • Natural Dye: Yarrow yields a range of colors from yellow to green when used as a dye for fabrics and yarns.
    • Soil Indicator: Yarrow can be an indicator of certain soil conditions such as light soil and high potassium content.
    • Liquid Fertilizer: Leaves and flowers can be steeped in water to create a nutrient-rich liquid fertilizer for garden plants.
    • Compost Activator: Yarrow can be added to compost piles to accelerate breakdown due to its high nitrogen content.
    • Fish Pond Cleaner: Yarrow can be used in water features or fish ponds to help reduce algae growth and improve water quality.
    • Food for Wildlife: Yarrow flowers are a source of food for many beneficial insects like butterflies and bees.
    • Ritual Use: In some cultures, yarrow is used in divination and other spiritual practices for its symbolic meanings.
    • Decoration: Yarrow's attractive foliage and flowers are used in floral arrangements and as decorative elements in landscaping.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Yarrow is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Yarrow is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Healing: Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow, is historically linked to healing due to its use in traditional medicine to staunch bleeding and treat wounds, a connection to the mythological figure Achilles who used it for his soldiers.
    • Protection: Yarrow has been considered a protective plant, often used in the past to ward off negative energies and create boundaries against evil spirits.
    • Courage: The association with Achilles also lends the symbolism of courage and valor to yarrow, as he was a symbol of bravery in battle.
    • Love and Divination: Yarrow has been used in various cultures for love charms and divination practices, often included in wedding decorations or used in rituals to reveal one's future spouse.
    • Persistence: Yarrow's hardiness and ability to thrive in challenging conditions symbolize persistence and the ability to withstand adversity.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to early summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut') prefers moderate watering, with an emphasis on allowing the soil to dry out somewhat between waterings. As a drought-tolerant plant, yarrow thrives with less frequent waterings, roughly 1 inch per week, which translates to about 0.62 gallons per square yard per week. During particularly hot or dry spells, you may need to water more frequently to keep the plant healthy. Ensure the plant is in well-draining soil to avoid waterlogging. Overhead watering is not recommended as it can promote mildew growth on the foliage; instead, water at the base of the plant.

  • sunLight

    Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut') thrives in full sun, enjoying at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. The best spot for growing yarrow is an open area that is free from the shade of trees or buildings. A location that provides morning sunlight and some protection from the intense late afternoon sun can be ideal, although yarrow is quite adaptable to strong sunlight as well.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut') is hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, surviving in zones 3 through 9. The ideal temperature range for yarrow is between 55°F and 75°F. However, it can withstand temperatures as low as -30°F and as high as 85°F without significant stress, making it a versatile plant for various climates.

  • scissorsPruning

    Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut') should be pruned to maintain a neat appearance and promote vigorous growth. Deadheading or cutting back the spent flower heads encourages reblooming and prevents the plant from self-seeding excessively. Prune in late fall or early spring for overall shape and to remove any dead or damaged stems. The best time for pruning is after the main flowering period in the summer or early fall.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Common yarrow prefers well-drained soil with a pH range between 5.5 and 7.0. A good mix would be garden soil combined with compost and a bit of sand or perlite to enhance drainage. Avoid overly rich or moist soil as this can cause the plant to become leggy and floppy.

  • plantRepotting

    Common yarrow, being a hardy perennial, does not require frequent repotting and is often planted directly in the garden. It typically only needs repotting if it outgrows its container or if the soil needs refreshing, which might occur every few years.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Common yarrow is adaptable to a wide range of humidity levels and does not require any special humidity considerations. It thrives best in outdoor conditions where humidity is natural and not controlled.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide full sun by a window and well-draining soil.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, well-draining soil; tolerate drought.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut', commonly known as Yarrow 'Lansdorferglut', begins its life as a seed, which, once sown, germinates in the presence of adequate warmth and moisture. Emerging seedlings develop into vegetative plants with feathery, fern-like foliage. As the plant matures, it forms a robust root system and a clumping growth habit, which can be divided for propagation. The plant reaches the flowering stage in late spring to summer, producing flat clusters of deep crimson blooms that attract various pollinators. After pollination, the flowers develop into seed heads, which then release seeds, completing the reproductive cycle. Yarrow 'Lansdorferglut', a perennial herb, will undergo a period of dormancy in the winter before resuming growth in the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to early summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagation for the Achillea millefolium 'Lansdorferglut', commonly known as Yarrow, is by division. This herbaceous perennial is best divided in early spring or fall. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the plant and use a sharp knife or spade to slice through the root ball, ensuring each section has a decent amount of roots attached. Replant the divisions immediately at the same depth they were originally growing, spacing them about 12 to 24 inches (approximately 30 to 60 centimeters) apart, which allows enough space for them to grow. Water the newly planted divisions thoroughly to help establish them. This method of propagation is advantageous as it helps to rejuvenate older clumps that might be dying out in the center, and it's a quick way to create more plants.