Foliage: Frilly. Feathery. Aromatic. Fragrance of common Yarrow is similar to that of chrysanthemums
Sow Outside: Seeds: Surface. Start of spring - before the last frost, or the beginning of autumn.
Sow Inside: Germination time: one week to three months in the light. Temperature: 60 – 70°F (15—21°C). Ten weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors before the last light frost or early in autumn. Space at 12 to 24 inches (30—60 cm).
Requirements and care: Full sunlight. Soil pH 5.5 to 7. Most soils; loam for best results. Can survive in dry soils. Provide support for taller varieties. Cut back to the ground in autumn. As some species are short-lived they should be divided every second year in the spring to maintain vigor. Propagate: by dividing once they have finished flowering.
Miscellaneous: Can be used as a dried flower in displays, cut flowers should be hung upside down in a dry place until ready. Named after Achilles (of heel fame), as it was used to treat his soldier’s wounds. Used in olden times as an astringent to staunch the flow of blood from wounds. Attracts many moths and butterflies to the gardens including leaf miners, Pugs, and case bearers. Spreads from its rhizomes. May become invasive in some areas under favorable conditions.