5 #GardeningTips to #Grow Golden Yarrow! #flowers

Golden Yarrow beginner gardener how to garden
Golden Yarrow



Golden Yarrow is one of our favorite perennials! It occupies the center of our Side Garden. It grows to about 3 feet tall and just as wide. The blooms are unique because they are flat across the top. The leaves are feathery, similar to ferns. Following are 5 tips to grow Golden Yarrow:


  1. Golden Yarrow likes full sun, which is 6 or more hours of direct sun per day.
  2. Golden Yarrow requires very little maintenance. There is no need to fertilize. In early Spring, remove the dead brush and cut back the remaining stalks to about 8 inches tall.
  3. Pull weeds in the area to ensure that the Golden Yarrow doesn’t get overtaken by weeds. For more on de-weeding, click here.
  4. Golden Yarrow can become top-heavy, so use a small folding fence such as Origin Point 042410 Gard’n Border Round Folding Fence, Green, 24-Inch x 10-Feet to keep the stalks from falling over.
  5. As Autumn approaches, the blooms turn from golden yellow to dark brown. If they turn early, it’s a sign of an early Autumn. I like to keep the brown seedheads because they look like an Autumn display. However, my husband likes to prune them. It’s a personal preference, so use your best judgement.
Golden Yarrow beginner gardener how to garden
Golden Yarrow

For beginner gardeners, Golden Yarrow is a perfect choice. It is an easy-to-grow and maintain perennial. It comes back year after year, and requires very little attention during the growing/blooming season. It makes a perfect centerpiece for our Side Garden.


Golden Yarrow (Pre-Bloom) beginner gardener how to garden
Golden Yarrow (Pre-Bloom)


Check your local Home Depot, Lowe’s, online Burpee Gardening or eBay for their selection of Golden Yarrow! We also had a Paprika Yarrow that had pretty papricka-colored blooms, but the rabbits loved it too! For more low maintenance plants, watch our Low Maintenance Gardening playlist on YouTube! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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