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2024 Seed Catalog

Yarrow Seeds

a.k.a. Milfoil

Achillea millefolium, A. ptarmica, A. filipendula

How to plant Yarrow seeds

Common Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Yarrows form mat-like plants. Foliage is dark green, and deeply cut. In early summer flower stalks rise to 24 in. tall. Yarrow's showy blooms attract butterflies, are excellent cut for fresh or dried arrangements. Plants flower from June to September. Easy to grow, common yarrow is widely adapted, tolerates both heat and poor soil. Winter hardy to zone 3.

How to Plant and Grow Yarrow

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Yarrow Seeds: Sow yarrow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 70° F., germination in 14-28 days. Can direct sow yarrow seeds into prepared seed beds thinly, in rows spaced 24 in. apart. Thin seedlings to 2-3 ft. apart.

Grow Yarrow: Full sun. Drought tolerant once established, best appearance with some summer water. Average to poor soil, good drainage. Plants tolerate salt, ideal perennial for coastal landscapes. Excellent cut flowers, fresh or dried. Cut plants back by half when flowers fade to stimulate repeat bloom. Divide when plants become crowded. Yarrow is deer and rabbit resistant. Flowers attract butterflies and beneficial insects. Easy to grow.

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