Achillea: easy and aromatic

Achillea: easy and aromatic

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Yarrow, also known as "Cut grass", is a pretty perennial, very popular for its foliage but also for its aromatic and medicinal properties.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Achillea
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Perennial

: 20 to 100 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary

Flowering : June to September

Read also: benefits and virtues of yarrow

Yarrow plantation

It should be noted first of all that there are several kinds of achillea whose flowering periods will vary as well as the color of the flowers and the habit of the plant.

Yarrow can be planted year round when you buy them in a pot or container.

Prefer him a place sunny even if a situation slightly shaded suits him too.

  • You can multiply your plant in the spring by dividing the tuft.

Yarrow sowing:

Sowing is done in the spring, directly in the ground, after any risk of frost.

You can also sow a little earlier as long as you protect it with a frame for setting up in early summer.

Maintenance of yarrow

The removing faded flowers over time avoids exhaustion of the plant and stimulates the appearance of new inflorescences.

At the end of the season, cut the stems as short as possible, it will start again the following spring.

To know about yarrow

This very pretty perennial has a color palette that starts from the golden yellow going towards the pink where the White.

It will give a lot of light and cheerfulness to your borders, your rockeries or your beds.

Among the most famous varieties we will retain the yarrow, whose beautifully cut leaves allow beautiful flowers to rise throughout the summer.

If you prefer a yarrow with a spreading habit, choose tomentosa yarrow which offers beautiful yellow flowers ideal for your dried flower bouquets.

Achillea: An aromatic and medicinal plant:

Its leaves are aromatic and the development of the plant will be all the more floriferous when it is exposed to the sun.

So you can use the leaves in salad, in infusion or for flavor dishes in sauces.

Finally, be aware that consuming yarrow leaves has medicinal virtues in the treatment of digestive disorders. (Some people are nevertheless allergic to it)

Read also: benefits and virtues of yarrow

Smart tip about yarrow

This perennial is perfect for your winter infusions !

Video: Yarrow is a tough perennial with varied colors (August 2022).