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Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow)
Achillea millefolium

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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 3 - 9
SIZE: 36"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Creamy White, Summer- Fall

Availability: Spring 2020

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Achillea Millefolium 'Yarrow' Plants

achillea millefolium

Achillea is an upright, aromatic Yarrow that produces beautiful cream colored flowering heads that grow upon tall, delicately leaved stalks. Used for their ornamental charm, these dainty flowering herbs with feathery grayish-green leaves dry easily and make great elements to cut or dried bouquets. Also attractive garden plants, Achilleas grow up to three feet tall and may need to be staked to keep their posture. Ranging from very light white and almost cream, this variety of Achillea Millefolium is a show stopper in the garden!

Also used medicinally to cure a number of ailments, achillea millefolium's astringent and anti-inflammatory properties have made it popular since the Ancient Greeks. Yarrow gains its name from the hero Achilles in Homer's epic tale, it was told that he used the herb to strengthen his soldiers and help heal their wounds. Its use on the battlefield also gave the plant the name "herbal militaris". Highly regarded by Native Americans as well, they referred to yarrow as "life medicine" and used it to cure toothaches, earaches and for treating cuts, bruises and burns. Traditionally, achillea millefolium has been used to also cure colds, respiratory infections, inflammation and as an external soak for treating eczema. In modern medicine, salicylic acid is extracted from the plant and is used as an element in Aspirin. It has been noted to relieve allergy symptoms when taken as a tea.

It is used as a culinary herb, although cooking it can bring out a bitterness. It can be used fresh with fruit and in any creamy dessert or try finely chopped young leaves in a salad.

Yarrow Plants

The flowering heads are the most medicinally beneficial part of the achillea 'yarrow' plant, and the millefolium variety is the most medicinally potent. Deadheading old flowers will encourage the plant to produce more blooms for longer.

A terrific companion plant, Achillea Millefolium is as helpful to the health of its neighboring plants as it is to humans. It attracts predatory insects that feed on hungry larvae while repelling unwanted pests, and its chemical properties actually improve poor soil and the welfare of nearby plants. Like Comfrey, Achillea 'Yarrow' plants also make a great fertilizer and compost additive.

CAUTION: Should not be ingested by pregnant women or children

Zones: Perennial in zones 3 - 9

Size: 36"H x 24"S

Light: Full sun

Bloom: Creamy White, Summer-Fall

Uses: Achillea is a beautiful ornamental that dries well and is a great addition to any cut bouquet or arrangement. Its aroma and attractive pink blooms bring useful pollinators and insects to your garden. Medicinally, as with most Achilleas, the herb is valuable for its astringent and anti inflammatory properties and has been used traditionally as an "all heal" herb. Also proven to be a natural mosquito repellent.

Tips: You may need to stake your Achilleas to keep an straight, upright posture. They grow best in full sun and dry soil and are deer, drought, rabbit and slope resistant. An "all heal" for your garden, Achillea makes an amazing companion plant!

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Off an Running April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Dan Pierce from South Haven, MI United States  
The Yarrow plant made it here  healthy and was planned in a few days. It's still doing well and growing and I expect it will grow well next spring. I plan to mulch it with some leaves and grass over winter as I I do most of the garden, We have very cold winters here near the Lake MI.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very Happy April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Tina Wilkinson from Harper, TX United States  
already had  red and yellow yarrow...one of my favorite plants

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5 of 5 Excellent April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Shirley McConahay from Durham, NC United States  
Love this plant - good for toothaches and pretty in the garden!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 More perfection June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Larry Croft from Martinez, GA United States  
Plant arrived carefully packed and very healthy. Excellent website for gardeners of all experience levels. Received personal attention and excellent communication from grower.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Perfect April 3, 2017
Reviewer: Pamela Koppe-Dietz from Milwaukie, OR United States  
This is my first time ordering from The Growers Exchange, and I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of customer service and the plants I ordered.
Plants arrived within the time frame I was given for my zone, and in perfect condition.  Definitely will be ordering again soon!

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