Achillea millefolium Sassy Summer Lemon
Achillea 'Sassy Summer Lemon' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens


'Sassy Summer Lemon' has huge flower heads of bright, sunny yellow blooms. It is also the first of the Summer series to bloom.  The collection of Yarrow has a taller, more substantial presence than other Achillea on the market. Although they have a taller height, all members have sturdy flower stems that will look great throughout the season of its bloom. 

  • Height: 71-81 cm (28-32 in)
  • Spread: 91-107 cm (36-42 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 6 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: early to late summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: lemon yellow
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: deer and rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Yarrow is one of the easiest perennials to grow and is a good choice for beginners. All it needs is full sun and well-drained soil. It thrives in average to poor soil and is drought tolerant once established. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be tall and floppy. After the flowers have faded, cut the plant back by half. This will likely stimulate a second flush of blooms in late summer.