Achillea or Yarrow
Achillea or Yarrow are semi-evergreen perennials which are grown for their fern-like aromatic leaves and daisy-like flower heads. These clusters of flowers are borne in summer above the foliage looking like hovering spaceships, lasting for a few months attracting all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden.
These insects and creepy crawlies are not just the pretty ones but also the kind that seek out and eat some of the undesirable pests that make them great companions to plant near more troubled plants.
The name Achillea comes from the fact that they have all sorts of herbal medical issues such as sunburn. Also, it is believed to symbolize everlasting love.
Where to Site Your Achillea
Perfect for cottage gardens and mixed flower borders.
How to Grow and Look after your Achillea
Grow well in all soils and particularly well in dry poor positions.
Best results in full sun, if in semi shade then they may grow leggy
Deadhead the spent flowers to encourage more blooms