(Achillea spp.) Yarrow is native to much of the northern hemisphere, and this aromatic perennial is a lovely and easy-to-grow addition to your yard or garden. Yarrow is virtually care-free, attracts butterflies and makes excellent cut flower bouquets. For direct sowing outdoors, plant yarrow seeds in late fall in mild winter regions or, in cold winter zones, plant in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Cover lightly with fine soil. Ideal germination temperature is 68F; using a heat mat will expedite germination. Plants prefer full sun and are not picky about soil quality. Seeds germinate in 14-21 days. Space plants 24 inches apart.
(Achillea millefolium) An electrifying mix of colors that breathes life into the landscape. Yarrow is an ancient herb appreciated for centuries as a healing plant. Ancient Native Americans chewed the leaves for toothaches, and an ancient Chinese proverb claims that yarrow brightens the eyes and promotes intelligence. Yarrow is a keystone plant for the drought-tolerant garden and is frequently grown in butterfly gardens. The roots also help to prevent erosion.