Yarrow

    Zones: 3-9
    Exposure: Full Sun
    Mature Size: 36" x 24"S
    Bloom: Creamy White - Summer to Early Fall
    Pot Size: 3.25”
    Availability: Spring 2024
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      Achillea millefolium

      Herb Growing Tips

      Light:  Full sun, a southern exposure. 

      Temperature:  Herbaceous perennial hardy in Zones 4 to 9

      Watering:  Drought Tolerant, water only when the soil has dried out

      Soil:  Does best in well drained soil, but is not picky about soil quality. 

      Comments:  Deadheading old flowers will encourage the plant to produce more blooms for longer. Yarrow is a fast grower and will do great with assistance from stakes holding up the blooms. 

      Herb Description

      Achillea is a breathtakingly beautiful herb that will add a touch of elegance to any garden. With its delicately leaved stalks and striking cream-colored flowering heads, this aromatic yarrow is sure to impress. Not only is Achillea visually appealing, but it is also a practical addition to any bouquet, as its feathery grayish-green leaves dry quickly. However, with a height of up to three feet, Achilleas may require staking to maintain their posture. The variety of Achillea Millefolium offers ranges from pure white to soft cream, making it the perfect centerpiece for any garden. 

      The plant Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow, has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties have made it a valuable herb in treating various ailments. The herb was named after the Greek hero Achilles, who is said to have used it to heal and strengthen his soldiers' wounds. It was also referred to as "herbal militaris" due to its use on the battlefield. Native Americans also held the herb in high regard and used it to treat toothaches, earaches, cuts, bruises, burns, and more, calling it "life medicine." Apart from these traditional uses, Achillea millefolium has been used to cure colds, respiratory infections, inflammation, and eczema. It is interesting to note that salicylic acid, an ingredient in Aspirin, is extracted from the plant. Additionally, drinking yarrow tea has been found to alleviate allergy symptoms.

      Although it can be used as a culinary herb, cooking may bring out its bitterness. Fresh leaves pair well with fruit or can be finely chopped for salads.

      Yarrow Plants

      The most beneficial part of the Achillea, 'Yarrow' plant for medicinal purposes, is its flowering heads, with the Millefolium variety being the most potent. It is an excellent companion plant that not only improves the health of neighboring plants but also repels unwanted pests and attracts predatory insects that feed on larvae.
      Additionally, its chemical properties can enhance poor soil quality and boost nearby plants' welfare. Similar to Comfrey, Achillea 'Yarrow' plants can also be used as a fantastic fertilizer and compost additive.

      CAUTION: Should not be ingested by pregnant women or children

      DOES NOT GROW WELL INDOORS
    • Briscoe's Tips For Achillea Millefolium

       
      Characteristics: Achillea is one of our favorite perennials for sun. With creamy white blooms, Achillea is attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds. It has a long blooming period from June through late Fall in zones 3 - 9.
       
      Light: Be sure to plant achillea millefolium in a sunny garden spot. It loves sun and will soak it up!
       
      Water: Yarrow is drought-resistant and has average watering needs. Water regularly.
       
      Soil: Achillea will flourish in well-draining soil of average soil. It will not do well in soggy soil or in very humid conditions.
       
      Use: Achillea is easy to grow. We love to use this plant's vigorous growth to fill in bare spots of our garden. Flowers are excellent both fresh and dried! Harvest flowers while in full bloom, before any brown leaves are showing. These blooms will retain their color for a long time.

      Yarrow is also a great natural mosquito deterrent!
       
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      illefolium make wonderful flower arrangements, both fresh and dried. Achillea, also referred to as Yarrow, must be dried carefully to avoid mildew. Cut and bundled the entire plant, roots and all, before hanging upside down to dry. You can also pick flowers and leaves directly off the stems, and lay them out to dry. Achillea can fade, so pick when blooms are newly opened, in the early morning. Avoid exposing the blooms to sunlight, and hang in a dark spot with little to no moisture.

       

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