Yarrow, also known as milfoil and botanically as Achillea millefolium, is an herbaceous perennial. Yarrow may also be known as thousand-leaf, gordoloba, thousand-leaf clover, green arrow, nosebleed, dog daisy, bloodwort, cammack and old-mans pepper. The name Achillea is thought to come from Greek mythology. The Greek leader Achilles was fabled to have had his wounds treat with this plant. Yarrow plants are easy to grow and they provide flattened flower cluster atop fragrant fern-like foliage. Yarrow comes in a variety of colors including white, yellow, pink and red.
Plant yarrow in full sun and in well drained soil. Yarrow is deer resistant so they are especially popular in areas such as rock gardens and border plantings where deer a likely to graze. Trim back the plants after flowering to encourage more blooms. Yarrow will spread quickly so it is a good idea to divide the plants every two years or so. Yarrow has been used in the past for medicinal purposes. Available literature tells of yarrow being used for severe colds, slowing blood flow from wounds, and for treating fevers. We offer several varieties of yarrow and they are displayed below.
Nature Hills sells a variety of plants and products, with many available in different types and sizes:
Select (bare root) Trees - Hand-selected quality bare root trees. The height of the tree you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
Select (bare root) Plants - Hand selected-quality bare root plants.The height of the plant you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Plants are 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Select (bare root) Small Fruits - Hand-selected quality small fruit plants. The height and # of plants in the pack you will receive is displayed above and below the image. (Ex: 3-pack of 1 foot plants).
Note on No. 1 Select sizes: You may see No. 1 used as the size of Select Tree/Plant. A "Number 1" grade plant is the highest-grade bare root plant available.
Potted Plants & Trees - Quality plants and trees with developed root systems will have this icon. Typical sizes of our potted plants and trees are as follows:
• #1 Container - Ranges from 2.26-3.73 quarts or 2.49-4.11 liters
• #2 Container - Equal to 1.19-1.76 gallons or 5.246-7.770 liters
• #3 Container - Equal to 2.32-2.76 gallons or 10.285-12.164 liters
• #5 Container - Equal to 2.92-4.62 gallons or 12.86-20.36 liters
• 5.5" pot is 5 1/2" x 5" x 5" which is equal to 1.89 of a quart or 1.78 liters
• 4.5" pot is 4.5" round x 4" deep and equal to 1.31 pints or 619.8 milliliters
• 4" and 3.5" pots may measure 4"x 4"x3 1/2" which is equal to .87 of a quart or .82 of a liter in volume or 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" which is equal to .67 of a quart or .63 of a liter in volume.
Plant and Flower Bulbs - Quality bulbs, roots and tubers. The number of bulbs included in the pack is displayed below the bulbs images.
Seed Packets - Our seed packets will contain this icon.
Other product types will simply list what type of product it is (bags of seed, trays of plugs and garden center items etc.).