Yarrow

Yarrow

SKU: FL2035
The classic golden-flowered Yarrow is an old-world herb that grows to a height of 120cm (47") making it a focal plant in the middle or back of flower beds. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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More details about Yarrow

Achillea filipendulina. The classic golden-flowered Yarrow is an old-world herb that grows to a height of 120cm (47") making it a focal plant in the middle or back of flower beds. Yarrow Achillea seeds yield brilliant yellow 15 cm (6") flowers that bloom from late June to September. This is a highly drought-resistant plant, so excellent for xeriscaping. Use it as a companion plant in the vegetable garden, too - its scent repels aphids, but attracts hoverflies, ladybugs and wasps that feed on common garden pests. Enzymes in the cells of this herb help to break compost down swiftly. Simply cut stalks down at the end of the season and breaking them into manageable pieces to be added whenever you top up the compost heap.

Perennial

All About Yarrow

Latin

Latin
Achillea sp.
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: A. filipendulina is hardy to Zone 3. A. millefolium is hardy to Zone 4.

Timing

Timing
Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out after the last frost date. Transplant or direct sow in early spring or early autumn. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 15-18°C (60-65°F). Seeds can take 10 to as long as 100 days to sprout, so be patient. Bottom heat speeds germination.

Starting

Starting
Sow on the surface of the soil, under bright lights if starting indoors. Transplants can go out while the soil is still cool and there is still some risk of light frost. Space transplants at 30-60cm (12-24″) apart.

Growing

Growing
Yarrow is a tough plant that is suitable for xeriscaping, and it will adapt to pretty much any soil. For best results, grow in a loamy, well drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0. Divide plants every 3-4 years. Cut plants to ground level in autumn.

How to Grow Yarrow

Step 1: Timing

Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before planting out after the last frost date. Transplant or direct sow in early spring or early autumn. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 15-18°C (60-65°F). Seeds can take 10 to as long as 100 days to sprout, so be patient. Bottom heat speeds germination.

Step 2: Starting

Sow on the surface of the soil, under bright lights if starting indoors. Transplants can go out while the soil is still cool and there is still some risk of light frost. Space transplants at 30-60cm (12-24″) apart.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 5.5 to 7.0.

Yarrow is a tough plant that is suitable for xeriscaping, and it will adapt to pretty much any soil. For best results, grow in a loamy, well drained soil. Divide plants every 3-4 years. Cut plants to ground level in autumn.

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