Achillea Seeds - Summer Pastels Yarrow
- Seed Count: 15 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Typically blooms in the second year after planting
- Variety Type: Yarrow Summer Pastels
- Blossom Colors: Range of pastel shades including pink, red, white, and yellow
- Plant Height: 18-24 inches
- Growth Habit: Clumping, with fern-like foliage
- Ideal Growing Conditions: Full sun, well-drained soil
- Drought Tolerance: High
History: Yarrow, or Achillea millefolium, is a plant steeped in history and mythology. Named after the Greek hero Achilles, who supposedly used it to treat his soldiers' wounds, yarrow has been a staple in medicinal and ornamental gardens for centuries. The Summer Pastels variety, a relatively modern introduction, is celebrated for its softer color palette, diverging from the more common bright yellows and golds of traditional yarrow.
Uses: Summer Pastels Yarrow is a versatile plant, highly regarded for both its aesthetic and functional qualities. The range of soft colors in this variety makes it a favorite for ornamental gardens, borders, and as a component in cut flower arrangements. Beyond its beauty, yarrow is known for its herbal properties and is often used in natural remedies for its purported anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Yarrow is a hardy perennial that thrives with minimal care. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil but can tolerate various conditions, including poor soils and drought. To plant, scatter seeds over prepared soil in late fall or early spring. Lightly cover with soil, as yarrow seeds need some light to germinate. Water the area gently and maintain consistent moisture until seedlings establish. Once established, yarrow is incredibly resilient and requires little maintenance, making it an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a low-maintenance but visually striking addition to their gardens. With proper care, Summer Pastels yarrow will reward you with a beautiful display of delicate pastel flowers, attracting beneficial pollinators and adding a touch of elegance to your garden space.