Achillea millefolium, Yarrow - Plant
Description for Achillea millefolium, Yarrow
Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow /ˈjÃ¦roʊ/ or common yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Sneezewort||cream or pink||June to September||2.00 to 3.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant in the spring in well-drained, average to poor soil. Yarrows thrive in hot, dry conditions; they will not tolerate wet soil. If you grow yarrows in rich soil, the plants may require stalking because the rich soil encourages growth.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||medium||-||-|
Caring for Achillea millefolium
- Divide yarrow plants every 3 to 5 years. Lift the clumps of flowers in early spring or fall and remove any dead stems from the center of the clump. You can replant the divisions in well-prepared soil.
Typical uses of Achillea millefolium
Special features: Cottage gardens, wild gardens, meadows, prairies and naturalized areas. Good fresh cut or dried flower.
Culinary use: This species is generally considered to be too weedy for borders. Can be used as a flowering ground cover or lawn for sunny out-of-the-way areas (mow as needed with rotary mower on high setting).
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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