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Achillea millefolium / Yarrow

    Achillea millefolium / Yarrow

    ACHILLEA millefolium, also known as common yarrow or milfoil, is a perennial flowering plant with fern-like leaves and small, flat-topped clusters of white or pink flowers.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-90 cm (12-36 in)
    • Spread: 30-60 cm (12-24 in)
    • Flower color: White or pink
    • Flowering period: Summer
    • Foliage: Fern-like, finely dissected leaves
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, sandy or loamy soil, pH level 6.0-7.5
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    ACHILLEA millefolium can be used as a ground cover, edging, or as a cut flower in arrangements. It is also a popular choice for wildflower gardens, pollinator gardens, and cottage gardens.

    ACHILLEA millefolium is a hardy and drought-tolerant plant that attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies. It is also resistant to most pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance choice for gardens.

    Companion Plants:
    • Salvia Nemorosa Bumbleblue : Also known as woodland sage, this perennial plant complements the delicate flowers of ACHILLEA millefolium with its vibrant purple-blue spikes of blooms. Both plants thrive in similar growing conditions, including full sun and well-draining soil.
    • Echinacea purpurea: Commonly known as purple coneflower, this perennial plant produces striking pink or purple flowers that pair well with the white or yellow flowers of ACHILLEA millefolium. Both plants are drought-tolerant and prefer full sun to partial shade.
    • NEPETA - faassenii 'Kitten Around': This low-growing perennial plant, also known as catmint, produces spikes of lavender-blue flowers that create a beautiful contrast against the delicate flowers of ACHILLEA millefolium. Both plants thrive in full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Additionally, the aromatic foliage of Nepeta faassenii helps to repel pests such as mosquitoes and flies, making it an excellent companion plant for ACHILLEA millefolium.

    Care Instructions:
    ACHILLEA millefolium prefers well-draining soil and full sun, but can tolerate some shade. Water deeply once a week or as needed during dry periods. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage continuous blooming. Cut back the plant to the ground in fall or early spring.

    Final Thoughts:
    ACHILLEA millefolium is a versatile and hardy plant that adds texture and color to gardens. Its attractive fern-like foliage and clusters of small flowers make it a great choice for naturalistic and cottage-style gardens. Additionally, its ability to attract pollinators and resist pests and diseases make it a low-maintenance option for gardeners.