|Latin name:||Achilllea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - August|
|Growing Height:||80 - 120 cm|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
Achillea millefolium (common yarrow) is a strong plant that grows well in the garden. Yarrow plants are hardy perennials that grow and bloom in all soils. Prior to planting soak the roots in a container of lukewarm water for an hour. Prepare a wide hole and thoroughly loosen the soil. Improve poor soil with garden compost and/or granulated cow manure pellets. Place the yarrow root ball at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should be approx. 5 cm below soil level. Refill the planting hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately. Achillea millefolium prefers a sheltered spot in full sun and a humus rich, fertile, free-draining soil.
Common Yarrow in the border
Yarrow is becoming more and more popular as a border plant. The tall flower spikes look great in any new border although due to their height may be better planted at the back of the border. A lovely combination would be with lavatera, peonies and the mallow like Sidalcea oregana 'Partygirl'.
Mulch with well-rotted manure in the spring. In areas with strong winds the flower spikes may require some extra support. Tie them to canes placed at the back of the plant. Keep the soil moist and encourage reflowering by regular deadheading.
Heavy soil does not particularly require any extra manure. The plant can be divided every 3 years – it is quite easy to do, just tear off the offshoots and plant them. This will keep the plant vigorous and it will produce sturdy flower stems.
Achillea millefolium in wintertime
In winter the plant dies back entirely above ground. Cover the roots with a layer of leaf litter and ensure a well-drained soil. Cut back any remaining stems in the spring and new shoots will soon appear above ground. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is an excellent hardy example.
Achillea millefolium is a tall growing plant flowering from late spring until the first frosts with thick flower spikes. The beautiful spikes are great for cutting and can be enjoyed indoors in the vase. You will need about 5 yarrow for every square metre.
This plant in a member of the Asteraceae family.