‘Your plant of mental wellness’
Names after the greek hero Achilles, who during the Trojan Wars used yarrow to heal the wounds of his soldiers. Yarrow (Achillea) is also highly valued for it pleasant fragrance. It has become a tried and true tradition for any herbaceous border, cottage garden, or meadow or prairie. Achillea typically blooms for weeks (Late Spring to Late Summer) It comes in a wide range of color including pinks, reds, creams, yellows and bicolor pastels.
Know for it’s hardy and versatile properties in the garden , yarrow has showy flower heads composed of many tiny, tightly-packed flowers rising above clusters of wispy and fern-like foliage. The flowers may be white, red, pink, violet, or a number of shades in between.
Yarrow is pest-resistant, drought-resistant, attracts butterflies, and is excellent for cutting and drying. Achillea (Yarrow) is also an aromatic herb which has many healing properties!
WHY YARROW (ACHILLEA) IS A MUST HAVE IN THE PERENNIAL GARDEN?
You’ll love Yarrow (Achillea) if you want to add structure and beauty to your garden. The Yarrow will provide resilient color and value to your perennial garden.
- Low maintenance
- Extended flower season
- Attractive and multi pastel colors
- Attractive to hummingbirds and bees
- Ornamental use
- Medicinal use
Yarrow (Achillea) is easy to care for, especially during periods of drought, heat and humidity. It is deer and rabbit tolerant and will grow up to 3 ft tall (90cm) as it spreads to 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) width in sturdy and upright clumps.
They are also valued as cut flowers. They can be added fresh to bouquets or dried in floral arrangements.
YARROW (ACHILLEA) – taking care of your plant!
‘Yarrow is a must if you are want to attract butterflies!’
LIGHT: It is a heat tolerant plant that loves full sun. It will tolerate a little light shade, but for best flower color make sure it is in full sun.SOIL: Avoid rich overly moist soils which will cause your yarrow to get leggy and wilt. Well-drained, average to poor soil is essential.
PLANTING: Plant in spring, spacing them 1 to 2 feet apart. Dig a hole 2x the size to the diameter of the container or pot in which the plant is. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Mix compost, slow release fertilizer and the dirt you removed from the hole and carefully fill in around the root ball. Firm the soil gently. Water in thoroughly.
Divide yarrow clumps every 3 to 5 years. Lift the clumps of out of the soil in early spring or fall. Remove any dead stems from the center of the clump. You can replant the divisions in well-prepared soil.
WATER: Yarrow (Achillea) is drought tolerant, so avoid over watering or dripline irrigation. A moderate amount of water should be provided.
FERTILIZER: Provide balanced and complete fertilizer mix. Once a month is enough. A rose food or all purpose organic fertilizer works well. We recommend and use Down to Earth brand fertilizer
MISCELLANEOUS: Hardiness zone ranges from 3-9b. We are in 8a here in Whatcom county.
Deadheading will extend the bloom season and prevent your yarrow from spreading by seed. Cutting the plant back after initial flowering will promote a fantastic rebloom. Yarrow self seeds and can naturalize quickly (take over a garden) if not monitored.