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Check Out Brilliant Perennial Yarrow at NatureHills.com!

Yarrow, also known as Milfoil and botanically as Achillea millefolium, is an herbaceous perennial that loves sun, heat, and humidity while remaining cold-hardy and wonderfully easy to grow!

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 gotten his immorality from the Yarrow-infused River Styx and had his wounds treated with this plant.

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Yarrow plants are easy to grow and they provide flattened flower clusters atop fragrant fern-like foliage. Yarrow comes in a variety of colors including white, yellow, pink, and red.

You'll love running your hand along the finely cut, deep-green foliage, it is aromatic and has a spicy, medicinal, and warming scent. Trim the first flush of blooms to use inside in darling fresh or dried arrangements! Maintaining the form will encourage repeat blooms until frost!

Yarrow In The Landscape

Add this vigorous, yet compact grower in Butterfly Gardens. Not only will your local butterflies and pollinators adore these blooms, but pollen-eating bees and beneficial insects will also appreciate these versatile flowering powerhouses!

The bold hues "pop" in Cottage Gardens, too! A must-have for your cut flower garden, wildflower border, mixed perennial garden, and prairie planting, Yarrow always shows off with incredible color!

Let this adaptable and resilient perennial fill in around the base of taller perennials and flowering shrubs as an unforgettable groundcover and garden filler! A lacy fringe of Yarrow along the front of a garden bed as edging or along a sunny pathway will become your favorite place to stroll!

Hardy enough for that hell-strip along the road or sidewalk, in sun-drenched planters around the pool, or in that sunbaked garden around the mailbox, these little plants stand up to harsh conditions beautifully! The Achillea varieties are a great choice for mass planting and are drought-tolerant as well. Plant this brilliant sunspot in your Rock Gardens and Xeric plantings. Yarrow is a definite must-have for defensible space planting in any firewise landscape as well!

Caring For Yarrow

Yarrow handles hot humid conditions and is a hardy herbaceous perennial that needs full sun and fast-draining soil. New plants should be watered regularly and not allowed to dry out completely. Deep waterings are better than frequent surface waterings, encouraging the roots to delve deep into the ground for moisture, and making them more resilient in the long run.

  • Yarrow should be planted in full sun
  • Average to poor soil conditions and well-drained locations
  • Top-dress with a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch
  • Deadhead faded flowers to encourage rebloom
  • Yarrow will spread quickly so it is a good idea to Divide the mounds every 3-4 years
  • Prune last year's stems to clean up the crown in early spring

 

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 treating fevers. This pretty herb looks beautiful in kitchen gardens and herb gardens in the sun!

So easy to grow and low-maintenance, you'll want to fill your landscape with these resilient flowering gems! Click on a picture above or call (402) 934-8116 to order your newest pollinator perennial from Nature Hills today!

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