Growers Information for Yarrow – Achillea

How to Grow Achillea Yarrow

Named after Achilles, who is alleged to have used it as a remedy for his wounds (Compositae). Yarrow, milfoil. Hardy perennials, for the border or border rock backyard.

Species grown right now

  • Border Achilles filipendulina, giant, plate-like heads of yellow flowers in summer time; cultivars embody ‘Gold Plate,’ 4-5 toes, ‘Flowers of Sulfur, 2 toes, gentle sulfur yellow flowers and powdered leaves, and ‘Canary Chook,’ 1-2 toes.
  • Achilles millefolium, type of the native ‘Previous Man’s Pepper’ ; cultivars are `Cerise Queen’, 2 toes, with rose-cerise flowers in July in a unfastened head, `Crimson Magnificence, 24feet, and ‘Fireplace King, 2-2.5 toes (most likely the most effective).
  • Achilles ptarmica (sneeze-wort), 2 toes, a white-flowered native, has a number of good cultivars of which ‘The Pearl’, 2feet, with small, tightly double flowers is the most effective.
  • Achilles sibirica, 1 toes, White flowers; `Perry’s White , 2-3 toes, is a high-quality selection.

Rock Backyard Yarrows

  • Achilles ageratifolia, 4 inches, grey-white leaves and white flowers.
  • Achilleschrysocoma has mats of gray leaves and yellow flowers on 4-6-inch stems.
  • Achilles huteri, silvery tufts, short-stemmed white flowers.
  • Achilles King Edward‘ (syn. A. x lewsii)4 inches, grey-green mats, buff-yellow flowers all summer time.
  • Achilles portae, 4 inches, gray leaves, white flowers.
  • Achilles prichardii 4 inches, gray mats, white flowers.
  • Achilles rupestris, 4-6 inches, foliage creeping, sprays of white flowers, Might.
  • Achilles tomentosa. 9 inches. leaves gray, flowers golden yellow; wants safety from winter dampness; var. aurea flowers deeper yellow.

The place to plant and develop Yarrow

Achilleas flourish in virtually any soil, offered it isn’t bitter or waterlogged, and revel within the sunshine. They like lime however are fairly tolerant of acid circumstances. They’ve tiny or double daisy-like flowers collected in unfastened clusters or flat heads and bloom in summer time. Foliage is fern-like, stems stiff and unbreakable and the perfume considerably pungent. Some varieties are advisable for winter preparations of dried flowers, the most effective being A. filipendula, *Gold Plate’, and if the heads are saved in powdered alum till fairly dry, they final effectively and retain all their coloration. Plant in autumn or spring or divide the vegetation presently. Sow seed 1/2 inch deep in early summer time. Border sorts ought to be lifted and divided each three or 4 years and the shoots lower down in winter.

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