Achillea Seeds - Common White Yarrow
- Seed Count: 500 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 90-120 days from planting
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Plant Height: 24-36 inches
- Flower Color: White
- Growing Habit: Upright, clumping
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, average to poor soil
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
History: White Yarrow, known scientifically as Achillea millefolium, has a rich history dating back centuries. This perennial herb is native to Europe and Asia but has naturalized in North America and other regions. Its name is derived from the Greek hero Achilles, who, according to legend, used yarrow to treat soldiers' wounds during the Trojan War.
Uses: White Yarrow is valued not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its medicinal properties. Traditionally, it has been used to stop bleeding and heal wounds. Today, it's commonly used in landscaping for its attractive, fern-like foliage and clusters of small, white flowers. Yarrow is also known to attract beneficial insects, making it a great addition to a pollinator-friendly garden.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: White Yarrow is easy to grow and adaptable to various conditions. It prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. The plant thrives in well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant once established. Sow seeds directly into the soil in spring or fall, barely covering them with soil. Water regularly until plants are established. Yarrow spreads easily and may need to be divided every few years to maintain its vigor. This plant is ideal for borders, rock gardens, and naturalized areas, where its hardy nature and ability to thrive in less-than-ideal soil conditions make it a practical and beautiful choice.