How To Grow and Save Seed Of Yarrow
Latin name Achillea millefolium is an easy-to-grow perennial herb in the aster family. A pollinator attractor and very easy to grow, yarrow provides bursts of color for beds, borders and landscapes. Hardy from USDA zones 4-8.
Native to a circumboreal range across the continents of North America, Europe, and Asia, it has uses in traditional folk medicines across its massive native range.
- Beds, borders, cut flower garden, drought tolerant, deer- and rabbit- resistant plantings, pollinator garden, rock gardens, rock walls, xeriscape
- Attracts bees, butterflies, and beneficial parasitic wasps
- Seeds germinate in 14-28 days.
- Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplant outdoors after last frost.
- Surface sow seeds, gently pressing into soil, as light aids germination.
- Ideal germination temperature is 65-75 F.
- Prefers full sun.
- Provide well-drained soil.
- Space plants 12-24 inches apart.
- Suceptible to spittle bugs. These can be rinsed off or treated with organic insecticidal soap when pressure becomes high.
Dividing plants is the best propagation method for yarrow.