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Commonly known as: Yarrow.
Genus of about 85 species of mainly deciduous perennials from temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Recognised as yarrow or milfoil and named by Linnaeus after Achilles most produce numerous daisy-like flat flowerheads. New cultivars and hybrids are appearing regularly. They combine well with grasses, make good cut-flowers and the seedheads are decorative in winter light. natives are represented by A. millefolium, yarrow and A. ptarmica, sneezeweed.
- Good to know - valuable wildlife plant - hoverflies, bees, butterflies.
- Medicinal Properties - the genus is named after Achilles, the Greek hero, who is said to have known of its wound healing properties.
- Pests & Diseases - aphids possibly, powdery mildew.
- Place of Origin - northern hemisphere.
- Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - mainly deciduous perennials.
- Full Sun
- Fertile moist well-drained soil