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About the Yarrows. The Achillea tribe are plants of dry, gritty areas, and do not like soil that is too moist or rich. Give yours plenty of drainage.
The fore-runners of these beautiful hybrids have one of the richest histories in the plant world. Long thought of as a magical plant, Yarrows history goes back to Roman times, when it was thought useful in healing warrior wounds. The name Achillea is from Achilles, and the fateful wound of his heel. But it doesn't stop there. Witchcraft and all sorts of magical potions are associated with this plant.
The basic wildflower, Achillea millefolium, has a grayish-white bloom with deep green ferny foliage.
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||9-12" tall|
|Estimated Mature Spread||10-12" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to late summer|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Foliage||Grayish green fern-like foliage.|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Average, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Dried Flowers, Plants for Small Spaces|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.
You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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