Summer Berries, Yarrow
Botanical NameAchillea millefolium
Additional CharacteristicsAttracts Pollinators, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Extended Blooms
Seeds Per Gram8,003
Seeds Per Pound3,628,800
Seeds Per Ounce226,800
Growing ConditionsContainer Friendly
UsesCut Flower, Dried Arrangements
Days To Maturity (# Days)125
Learning Download: How to Grow Achillea
The Achillea, also known as Yarrow, is a very hardy perennial. It consists of small flowers grown on long stems, that make great cut flowers to store in a vase.
Before Planting: Achillea flowers prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
Planting: Plant seeds after the last frost date in the spring once the soil begins to warm. Space seeds 12 to 18 inches apart and cover them lightly with soil.
Watering: Once Achillea is established, it has low water requirements and will struggle if the soil is kept too moist.
Fertilizer: Typically, Achillea doesn’t require much fertilizer. However, you can fertilize once a year in the late fall or winter season by adding a shovelful of compost or a sprinkle of organic fertilizer.
Days to Maturity: The flower portion should be harvested when the petals are open and not yet brown or dried.
Harvesting: The leaves can be harvested anytime, but are best used in the spring and early summer. The root is best harvested in the fall.
Tips: Achillea is often harvested for its medicinal properties. Add a tablespoon of the chopped leaves or flower to a cup of boiling water and steep 10 to 15 minutes.
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