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Yarrow

(Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow is a perennial native to Europe and western Asia, but naturalized throughout North America. It grows to a height of 91 cm (36 in.). The attractive dark green or grayish leaves are fern-like and aromatic. Flowers are white or cream-colored and occur in clusters at the top of the stems. The bloom period is from May to September.

Yarrow needs full sun and can adapt to moist or dry conditions. Once established, it is drought-tolerant. For best growth, it prefers light, sandy soils. It is browsed by small mammals, deer and sheep, but is rarely palatable to cattle. Other uses include soil stabilization, mineland re-vegetation, roadside beautification and landscaping.

The seed is very small and can be drilled or broadcast to a depth of 0.6 cm (¼ in.). Planting dates will vary depending on local rainfall. Plant during the moistest growing season. The seedling rate should be increased when broadcast seeding or planting on harsh sites. Yarrow may also be used in a mix with other species.

 

SEEDING RATES:

1.1 to 3.4 kg PLS /hectare
1 to 3 lbs. PLS/acre

 

NUMBER OF SEEDS:

275,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)
 

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