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The Beauty of Appleblossom Yarrow in your Utah Landscape

The Beauty of Appleblossom Yarrow in your Utah Landscape

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When it comes to creating a stunning, low-maintenance landscape in Northern Utah, few plants can rival the beauty, strength, and versatility of yarrow. With its delicate, attractive flowers, and its numerous benefits, this hardy perennial is a must-have for any garden enthusiast. There are several varieties of yarrow that will work wonders in your landscape. Today we’ll focus on the unique Appleblossom Yarrow, and how it can enhance your outdoor space.


Utah's arid climate can be challenging for many plants, but yarrow thrives in these conditions. Known for its exceptional drought tolerance, yarrow requires minimal watering once established, making it an ideal choice for water-wise gardening. Additionally, Appleblossom yarrow is a low-maintenance plant that requires little to no pruning, saving you time and effort in your garden upkeep.

 Appleblossom Yarrow in a pot

One of the standout features of Appleblossom yarrow is its beautiful blooms. The flowers are a soft and warm shade of pink mixed with clusters of white. The color is reminiscent of delicate apple blossoms, hence the plant's name. These vibrant clusters of flowers add a pop of color to any garden, creating a visually stunning display. Whether used as a border plant, in mixed flower beds, or as a focal point in a container garden, Appleblossom yarrow brings an air of elegance and charm to your landscape.

 Appleblossom Yarrow

Yarrow, in all its varieties, is a magnet for beneficial pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds. Most yarrow cultivars have relatively flat-topped flower clusters that provide a rich source of nectar and pollen, drawing these essential garden visitors into your yard. By incorporating yarrow into your landscape, you can create a haven for pollinators, promoting a healthy and thriving ecosystem in your garden.


Beyond its visual appeal and environmental benefits, the Internet claims that yarrow also has a long history of medicinal and culinary uses. The leaves and flowers of this plant contain various compounds with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Yarrow tea, made from the dried flowers, is often used to soothe digestive issues and reduce fever. Furthermore, the leaves can be used as a flavorful addition to salads, soups, and stews, adding a unique and aromatic touch to your culinary creations. Do what you will with that information. We'll stick to enjoying them in our flower beds.

Appleblossom Yarrow blossoms

If you’re looking for a hardy, drought tolerant plant that can bring loads of benefits to your Utah landscape, consider yarrow. And if you’d like that stunning plant to produce loads of light pink flowers throughout the growing season, Appleblossom yarrow is an ideal solution for your yard. It tolerates our temperatures, requires very little water, tolerates almost any soil, is deer resistant, and it can even thrive with water sourced from Utah Lake. Incorporate Appleblossom yarrow into your garden and create a sustainable, captivating landscape that will be the envy of your neighbors.

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