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Achillea millefolium

For sale by Julie Norfolk

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Pot SizeTotal Price
0.5 litres
£2.50

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Plant Finder: about Achillea millefolium

Common names

Common yarrow, Milfoil, Nosebleed, Field hops, Thousand seal, Woundwort, Yarroway, Gearwe, Hundred leaved grass, Knight's milefoil, Knyghten, Thousand weed, Bad man's plaything, Bloodwort, Carpenter's weed, Death flower, Devil's nettle, Eerie, Old man's mustard, Old man's pepper, Sanguinary, Seven year's love, Snake's grass, soldier, Soldier's woundwort, Stanchweed

Description

Achillea millefolium (Common yarrow). This is a hardy perennial with fern-like dark green leaves. It has white flat headed flowers. Used in traditional medicine and also grown as a companion plant as it attracts beneficial insects such as ladybirds and hoverflies.

Cultivation

This species prefers full sun, and a well drained soil.

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, dried arrangements, borders, medicinal. Yarrow was used to flavour beer in the Middle Ages before hops became fashionable.

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Achillea millefolium | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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