White Yarrow - Ornamental Flower Garden Seed
White Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is also known commonly as Common Yarrow or Soldier’s Woundwort, is a very popular ornamental plant suitable for planting indoors or outdoors. The common name “Soldier’s Woundwort” because of its use in staunching blood from open wounds or nosebleeds. It grow lazily from the center, low to the ground with humble clusters of blossoms. Sometimes used as a ground cover.
White Yarrow is a perennial in Zones 3-10, making it a diverse plant able to withstand varying climate conditions. It can take full exposure to sun and will thrive in both flower gardens and xeriscapes. They may be treated as an annual in colder areas and be treated as an evergreen in the warmest climates or when grown indoors as a houseplant.
White Yarrow is easy to grow and pretty to look at. It is a tough plant that can handle hot days and even hot months, it being a drought tolerant plant.
Other Names: White Yarrow, Common Yarrow, Soldier’s Woundwort, Old Man’s Pepper, Nosebleed Nettle
Seeds per Oz: Approx 184,272
Days to Maturity: 75-120 days
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type:Perennial in Zones 3-10, Annual in cooler areas, may be evergreen indoors.
Hardiness Zone: 3-10
Uses: Decorative & Ornamental Plant, House Plant, Medicinal Herb
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun
Comments: Used as a ground cover and/or used in a wildflower mix
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|Press into surface, do not cover.||Approx 184,272||60 to 65 F||20-45 days||1 Foot||1 Foot||N/A||Full Sun or Partial Shade|
Sowing: Sow indoors if possible and transplant. Outdoors, sow the seeds in spring after the last frost of the season. Space the plants at least a foot a part, in full sun. Germination takes about 3 to 4 weeks. Press into soil, but don’t cover yarrow seeds. Needs light to germinate.
Transplanting:Transplant to soil tilled or loosed to a depth of about a foot. Dig a hole at least 2x the diameter of the pot the plant was in. Fill in the soil around the root ball, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the ground.
Soil Preference: White Yarrow is drought tolerant and should do well in poor soils. Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant.
Other Tips: Some gardeners don’t like the appearance of the flowering stalks, and these can be trimmed away (close to ground level). Do your best to remove dying or dead leaves. Keep away from standing water, as this can encourage leaf rot. Prolonged wet weather can also bring about rot.