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How to Grow Yarrow

Achillea Germination Information

Achillea is the botanical name for Milfoil and Yarrow
Achillea Seed Germination How to Sow Achillea:
  • Can sow indoors or outdoors. If sowing outdoors, sow anytime in spring or summer, up to 2 months before frost.
  • If sowing indoors, maintain a temperature of 70° F
  • Germination takes 10 days
  • Requires light to germinate, so Do not cover
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Achillea:
Spacing:  In spring or fall, space seedlings 1-2 feet apart in full sun

Soil: Soil must be kept well drained but moist. Avoid overhead watering if possible

Transplanting:  Wait until plants are dormant before transplanting

Fertilization: Fertilize lightly

Additional Information  Achillea blooms the first year from seed, and the flowers may be cut when they are fully open

Appearance and Use:

Easy-to-grow, carefree plants add color to borders, rock gardens, or naturalized areas. The blooms are excellent for arrangements, both fresh and dried. Droughtresistant perennials display fern-like foliage and flat, 2- to 6-inch bloom clusters. The blooms of white, golden yellow, or red-violet are borne in June and will repeat in September if the plants are cut back after initial flowering


About Achillea:
Pronunciation:  å-kil’le-å
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae; native to Europe and Asia
Common Names: Milfoil and Yarrow