This herb plant was first used by ancient Greeks over 3,000 years ago. Largely used for medicinal purposes. Yarrow is also, sometimes, used as an ornamental flower and as a companion plant. Yarrow has Fern-like, finely divided leaves. Has tiny florets, about 4 inches wide, which depending upon the variety may be white, yellow, cerise, and red.
- Full sun
- Upright with some side growth
- About 18 -24 inches’ height and about the same in width.
- In dried flower arrangements
- As a compost simulator
- Companion plant near aromatic herbs to enhance the production of essential oils.
- May cause an allergic reaction if taken internally.
- Select a site with full sun and very well-drained soil. Yarrow thrives in hot, dry conditions and low soil fertility, but won’t tolerate wet soils.
When to plant
- Sow seeds in fall or spring
- Foliage will appear with warm weather and may bloom from spring until the fall frost.