Caring for Achillea ‘Love Parade’ Yarrow – Guide

Achillea sibirica subsp. camschatica ‘Love Parade’ (Yarrow), also known as Achillea ‘Love Parade’ or ‘Love Parade’ Yarrow, is a beautiful and versatile perennial plant that belongs to the Achillea – Yarrows family. This charming plant is known for its showy, fragrant flowers and its ability to attract butterflies while being resistant to deer and rabbits. Not only does it make a great addition to various garden styles, but it’s also perfect for cut flowers and dried arrangements. In this article, we will explore the main caring considerations, growing region, growth rate, height, size and spread, season and temperature, pruning, flowering, pests, and more for this lovely plant.

Main Caring Considerations


‘Love Parade’ Yarrow is a low-water plant, making it an ideal choice for drought-tolerant gardens. It’s essential to allow the soil to dry out between waterings, as overwatering can lead to root rot and other problems. Regular watering during the first growing season is important to establish a strong root system, but once established, this plant can tolerate periods of drought.

Light Care

This perennial thrives in full sun, meaning it needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Adequate sunlight will ensure proper growth and encourage the production of its beautiful and fragrant flowers.

Soil Care

Achillea ‘Love Parade’ prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate various soil types, including acid, alkaline, neutral, chalk, loam, and sand. Good drainage is essential, as this plant is susceptible to root rot if the soil remains consistently wet.

Growing Region

‘Love Parade’ Yarrow is a versatile plant that can grow in various regions. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types and environmental conditions, making it a suitable choice for many gardens.

Growth Rate, Height, Size, and Spread

Achillea ‘Love Parade’ typically reaches a height and spread of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) and a size of 18 inches (45 cm). This moderate growth rate allows it to fill in garden spaces and create beautiful borders and beds relatively quickly.

Season and Temperature

‘Love Parade’ Yarrow is a hardy plant that can withstand various temperatures and is suitable for different hardiness zones. It’s essential to research your specific location’s hardiness zone to ensure that this plant will thrive in your garden.


Pruning your Achillea ‘Love Parade’ is essential for maintaining its shape and encouraging new growth. Removing spent flowers (deadheading) will promote continuous blooming throughout the season. Cutting back the plant in late fall or early spring will encourage a bushier growth habit and improve overall plant health.


‘Love Parade’ Yarrow produces showy, fragrant flowers that are perfect for cut flowers and dried arrangements. The flowering season typically occurs during the summer months, providing a beautiful and aromatic display in your garden.


While relatively pest-resistant, ‘Love Parade’ Yarrow can occasionally attract aphids or other small insects. Regular inspection and prompt treatment with insecticidal soap or other organic pest control methods can help keep these pests at bay.


Achillea ‘Love Parade’ is a fantastic addition to any garden due to its ability to attract butterflies while being resistant to deer, rabbits, and drought. Its tolerance for dry soil also makes it an excellent choice for rock and gravel gardens.

Garden Styles

‘Love Parade’ Yarrow is versatile and fits well within various garden styles, including gravel and rock gardens, informal and cottage gardens, prairie and meadow gardens, and beds and borders.

Companion Plants

When choosing companion plants for your ‘Love Parade’ Yarrow, consider plants with similar growing requirements, such as Echinacea, Lavender, Salvia, and Russian Sage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Achillea ‘Love Parade’ deer resistant?
Yes, ‘Love Parade’ Yarrow is resistant to deer, making it an excellent choice for gardens in areas with a high deer population.

Does ‘Love Parade’ Yarrow need full sun?
Yes, this plant thrives in full sun and requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth and flower production.

How often should I water ‘Love Parade’ Yarrow?
Watering frequency depends on your specific growing conditions and the time of year. It’s essential to allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot and other problems.


Achillea sibirica subsp. camschatica ‘Love Parade’ (Yarrow) is a beautiful and versatile perennial that adds color, fragrance, and texture to any garden. With its low watering requirements, drought tolerance, and resistance to pests, this plant is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for an easy-to-care-for addition to their landscape. By following the proper care guidelines outlined in this article, you can enjoy the stunning beauty and fragrance of ‘Love Parade’ Yarrow for years to come.

Martin Duran

Hey y'all! My name is Martin Duran and I am from Cali, Colombia. Since 2018 I have been learning about plants and how to take care of them. Here's is my journey... “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

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