Growing White Yarrow Achillea Garden Seeds
- Taxonomy: Achillea millefolium
- Other Names: Common Yarrow, Soldier's Woundwort, Old Man's Pepper, Thousand Leaf, Devil's Nettle, Sanguinary, Bloodwort, Stenchgrass
- Seed Type: Perennial
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: White Yarrow Achillea flower garden seeds have a wildflower-like hardiness and are most commonly broadcasted directly outdoors after the frost, with little reason to ever sow indoors. Evenly rake and tamp broadcasted seeds into soil. If sowing traditionally, plants will need protection against the wind. Once established, yarrow may aggressively reseed itself and remain in the garden for as long as you'll have it around.
- Days to Maturity: 2nd Year Maturity
- Hardiness Zone: 3 – 8
- Seed Planting Depth: Lightly press 5 – 6 seeds into soil or broadcast directly
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Growth Habit: 18 – 36" tall weedy upright with an 18 – 36" spread bursting with floreted clumps of countless tiny blooms
- Soil Preference: Loamy, medium dry, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: White Yarrow Achillea is a sun-hardy perennial known to tolerate drought and poor soils. Plants are susceptible to rust, stem rot, and powdery mildew if grown in poorly drained and saturated soils. Yarrow is listed by the USDA as being an invasive species and may aggressively reseed itself by both seeding and rhizomes.
- Flower Colors: White florets with vibrant greens
Seeds Per Package:
- 1/4 oz - Approximately 43,500 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 174,300 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 697,500 Seeds
Achillea millefolium, or more commonly known as yarrow, is native to many moderate regions of the northern hemisphere. The genus Achillea is named after the Greek hero Achilles, who is said to have treated his wounded soldiers with the plant. Yarrow is toxic to animals, however it has proved medicinally useful to humans for various ailments such as skin rash, nausea/vomiting, and as a fever reducer. Yarrow works well in a lot of DIY tea blends because it is a well-known blood coagulant. It does wonders for nosebleeds and heavy menstrual cycles. However it contains salicylic acid, and can therefore potentially cause problems if taken with blood thinning medications, such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), and warfarin (Coumadin).
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