Achillea Summer Pastels Group
Common Name: Yarrow
Achillea Summer Pastels Group belongs to the Aster family and is a stalwart of the summer perennial bed bordering the Formal Rose Garden. They are cultivars of A. millefolium, the common yarrow. The genus is named after the Greek hero Achilles who used the plant to stanch the wounds of his injured soldiers.
Yarrow has a number of medicinal uses.