The common names for the Hardy perennials Achillea are Sneezewort and Yarrow.
Achillea typically flower from late spring to early Autumn. Visit this page for specific information on growing Achillea millefolium in your garden.
Yarrow and other Achillea make ideal border plants and are great as part of a meadow garden. They are large plants, ranging from between 15 and 120 cm in height.
Achillea plants have soft feathery leaves, and tiny densely packed flowers of either pink or yellow.
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) photograph by FreePhotoFun
It is best to plant Yarrow and othe Achillea seeds on the soil surface, 30 to 60 cm apart, in the early spring, as a frost is required or in the early autumn.
Plants like light and should be grown in full sunlight.
They are capable of growing in poor soil, but ideally should be planted in a loam at a pH of 5.5 to 7. Achillea requires light, and between between 10 and 100 days for germination to occur, at a temperature of 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.
If growing the plant indoors it should be sown 10 weeks before planting out. It should be put outside in early spring or late autumn.
Achillea are very easy plants to care for, they require to be cut back in the autumn, and divided every four years to maintain healthy growth.
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