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Commonly known as Goosewort, Sneezewort
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.
Height - 80-100cm (32-39in)
Spread - 60cm (24in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous perennial. Linear-lance-shaped finely toothed dark green leaves.Flower heads in loose clusters 2-10cms (¾-4in) across.
Additional Features - Good to know - the natural form was once used to make a kind of snuff. Wildlife plant - bees, hoverflies, butterflies.
Pests & Diseases - aphids possibly, powdery mildew.
Place of origin - Europe, western Asia.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Wildlife - Butterfly friendly
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