Achillea filipendulina (Asteraceae)
An upright, drought tolerant, perennial, native to Europe but has naturalized throughout North America. The finely dissected leaves resemble those of a fern and are easily identified in the seedling stage. The small mustard-yellow flowers are tightly compact forming a disc-shaped head usually affixed to a single stem. Prefers light, rich soils in full sun.
Average planting success with this species: 50%
Height: 2-4 feet
Germination: 30-90 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 60-65F
Sowing depth: Surface Sow
Blooming period: May-November
Average seeds per pound: 2,790,000
Seeding rate: 1/2 lb. per acre
Suggested use: Slopes, hillsides, mixtures, borders.
Miscellaneous: An attractive variety for floral arrangements with a vase life of 10 to 14 days. Cut when half the flowers are fully open.
Yarrow is easily cultivated, will survive in poor soil. Prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position. A very good companion plant, it improves the health of plants growing nearby and enhances their essential oil content thus making them more resistant to insect predations also improves the soil fertility.
50 seeds /pkt
Powers: Love, Protection, Purification, Peace, Money, Youth, Healing. Mystic Lore: Use in love mixtures, and protective & prosperity spells; Place in the home to protect against lightening & storms; Scatter around the home for peace. Yarrow is a perennial. Achilles supposedly cured his warrior in the battle of Troy with its leaves due to its power to stem blood flow and heal wounds. Considered sacred by the druids and used for I Ching divination. Yarrow tea is a good blood builder and general tonic. A medicinal tea is made from its leaves to relieve colds and fever. Planting and Harvesting instructions included .