The Wonderful Yarrow: A staple in my gardens

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The Wonderful Yarrow

By dave
November 17, 2014

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, has been known and loved for thousands of years, and in fact, its name came from the Greek hero, Achilles.

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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Nov 17, 2014 8:23 AM CST
I grow at least 10 kinds of yarrow at one time. I was just smirking the other day when I found a stand that was on its third round of blooming! Truly a plant that is as easy as pie to grow.

I did not know about its benefit to soil and compost. I will certainly change my ways to incorporate it back into my gardens.

Great article!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 17, 2014 9:45 AM CST
Great article Dave! I've never grown Achillea but after reading this article and looking at database photos I think I surely need it in my garden. I love the bright yellow varieties but WOW, 'Paprika' and 'Appleblossom' are really gorgeous! Lovey dubby
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Nov 17, 2014 12:35 PM CST
When my husband created a long flower bed for me, the variety of seeds contained white yarrow. It is his very favorite plant (for someone who doesn't care about plants really), so I always kept a little of it around. But it was spreading so much, I had to pull a lot of it up.

Since that time 10-12 years ago, I have purchased another yarrow and I believe it is Tutti Frutti, but am not sure. However, I just love it and plan on getting even more.

Did not know of its benefit to the compost or that it could be divided and transplanted so easily. I will be checking out the garden centers next spring because I really would like to incorporate more of these long blooming beauties into my garden.
Vickie
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Nov 22, 2014 1:07 PM CST
Yarrow is one of my favorites. It complements many other flowers. I agree with the white kind. All the others have much better manners!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 22, 2014 8:15 PM CST
Love that last picture Anna! Those two compliment each other so well Smiling
Vickie
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Nov 22, 2014 9:07 PM CST
Yes, that was completely unplanned!

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