Growing Yarrow Plant
“While often sold as a flowering perennial, yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium) is actually an herb.”
Yarrow plant identification
A. millefolium is an erect, herbaceous, perennial plant that produces one to several stems 0.2–1 m (0.66–3.28 ft) in height, and has a spreading rhizomatous growth form. Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem, with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest.leaves have varying degrees of hairiness (pubescence). The leaves are 5–20 cm (2.0–7.9 in) long, bipinnate or tripinnate, almost feathery, and arranged spirally on the stems. The leaves are cauline, and more or less clasping.
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5 Tips and Technique to grow yarrow plant
- Use a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil in your garden to about 12 to 15 inches deep, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost.
- Plant in the spring in well-drained, average to poor soil. Yarrow thrives in hot, dry conditions; they will not tolerate wet soil. If you grow yarrow in rich soil, the plants may require stalking due to overenthusiastic growth.
- Space the plants 1 to 2 feet apart. They are quick to establish and spread, though some species, like Achillea millefolium, are invasive, so be careful when choosing your plants. Most kind grows to be about 2 to 4 feet tall.
- Remember to add a thin layer of compost, followed by a 2–inch layer of mulch around your plants each spring.
- If you receive less than 1 inch of rain a week in the summer, remember to water your plants regularly.
- Divide yarrow plants every 3 to 5 years. Lift the clumps of flowers in early spring or fall and remove any dead stems from the center of the clump. You can replant the divisions in well-prepared soil.
- If you plant yarrows from tip cuttings, plant them in spring or early summer.
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Yarrow Plant Blooming and Other Questions and Answer.
Que . I planted yellow yarrow. And wanted to know should I dead head the flowers? Will I get more blooms and how long do they bloom?
Answer. Yes, you should prune the flowers down to basal foliage once the bloom is completed. You should get more blooms, and Yarrow blooms from mid- to late summer.
Que. should I have watered yarrow through the winter? Or never should have used a pot? Should I start over?
Answer . A carpet plant, unlike the taller types, is grown as border perennials. It is described as developing a woolly green mass an inch or two high, with 6-inch flower stems in early to mid-summer. It does well in a rock garden (that means it can take the heat), prefers dry to wet (it’s drought tolerant), and can take light foot traffic; it’s does just ok as a container plant, according to one source (of course it was probably in a container when you bought it). Th squirrels may have had a paw in its demise, too.