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Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink' - Flower closeup

Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink'

Yarrow, Island Pink

Achillea millefolium ‘Island Pink’ has dark green,  fern-like foliage topped with clusters of bright pink flowers that last for weeks.  Stems are roughly 18 inches.

More About Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink'

  • Native to Western US
  • Tough Plant - drought and swamp resistant
  • Provides nectar to bees and butterflies

 Blooms may vary in color from near white to pink.


Named for Achilles, yes, the Greek Trojan war hero, the plant was named for its healing properties as a balm for battle wounds. Other names include woundwart, bloodwort, milfoil and nosebleed.

Yarrow, Island Pink Growing and Maintenance Tips

For best results, plant Island Pink Yarrow in sun to partial shade with occasional to moderate watering. Plants do not seed as the flowers are sterile.  Propogate by dividing the root ball.

Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink' Characteristics


  • California native
  • Long Blooming
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Fast-growing

Flower color

  • Pink

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright


  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Morning sun
  • Light or dappled shade
  • Sunny all day - Inland

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Year round

Your soil type

  • Clay
  • Loam
  • Clay-loam
  • Sandy loam

Water requirements

  • None
  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts birds

Suggested uses

  • Under CA native oaks
  • Container
  • Median strip
  • Cut flower garden
  • Lawn substitute
  • Firescaping
  • Groundcover
  • Meadow
  • Green roof


  • California

Plants that work well with Achillea millefolium 'Island Pink'

Yarrow, Moonshine Yarrow, Moonshine (Achillea 'Moonshine')
Yarrow, Terra Cotta Yarrow, Terra Cotta (Achillea millefolium 'Terra Cotta')
Coyote mint Coyote mint (Monardella villosa ssp. villosa)
Conejo buckwheat Conejo buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)
San Bruno Mountain golden aster San Bruno Mountain golden aster (Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp. bolanderi 'San Bruno Mountain')
Woolly blue curls Woolly blue curls (Trichostema lanatum)