Achillea nobilis (Noble Yarrow)
Achillea nobilis, or Noble Yarrow, is native to parts of Asia and Europe but has become naturalized in North America. Different from the white-flowering Achillea millefolium, Noble Yarrow has, instead, creamy/soft yellow blooms and greenish gray, very fine foliage. By itself or mixed with other Yarrows, this one is perfect for adding color to late summer gardens when most everything else has faded. Achillea nobilis grows to about 12 inches high in full sun and well-drained soil. The fresh flowers are perfect for cutting, but they also are suitable for drying. Zones 4-8b. Quarts. (Watercolor by Jacob Sturm, in the public domain, from Wiki Commons).