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Achillea

 

Yarrow

Achillea is a group of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. These plants are known for their hairy, aromatic leaves. They sport, flat clusters of small flowers at the top of each flowering stem which can be orange, white, yellow, pink or red. A number of species, most notably A. filipendulina, A. millefolium, A. ptarmica, are widely available as garden plants.

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plant Features
  • Yarrow likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Yarrow likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Yarrow is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Yarrow likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Yarrow

Latin name

Achillea

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Yarrow likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Yarrow is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Yarrow likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Yarrow likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Yarrow is 0.30meters x 1.00meters 0.30 M 1.00 M

Achillea

Achillea is a group of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. These plants are known for their hairy, aromatic leaves. They sport, flat clusters of small flowers at the top of each flowering stem which can be orange, white, yellow, pink or red. A number of species, most notably A. filipendulina, A. millefolium, A. ptarmica, are widely available as garden plants.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Although not fussy, if the soil is heavy clay/on the wet side it will help to introduce some grit to improve drainage. Most Achillea prefer conditions to be on the dry side with a good amount of sun. Suggested planting locations and garden types; Wildflower meadow, Wildlife Gardens, Prairie Planting, Cottage & Informal Garden.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Easily divided by digging up and pulling off rooted plantlets. The millefolium and ptarmica varieties spread by underground stems. Plants can be raised from seed but they won't be like their parents and we have found that plants from commercial seed are all different heights and usually very floppy.

 
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