Achillea - White Yarrow
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- Category: Herb
- Type: Achillea
- Variety: White Yarrow
- Family: Asteraceae
- Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Growing Difficulty: 3
- Soil PH: 4.0-8.0
- Fertilizer Requirements: Compost
- Soil Type: Chalk, Loam, Sand, Hot Dry Conditions
- Germination (days): 14-21
- Soil Temp for Germination: 70 – 75°F
- Lighting Conditions: Full Sun
- Days to Maturity: 65-100
- Planting Depth: 1/16”
- Distance Apart (in row): 16”
- Row Spacing: 16”
Direct sow not recommended.
Start Yarrow indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost
Plant in an area that receives full sun and well drained. Thrives in hot conditions. Does not tolerate constant wet conditions. Pant seeds 16” apart and 1/16” deep. Planting in partial sun will cause Yarrow to grow leggy. Yarrow is quick to establish and spread.
Yarrow has a strong flavor and should be used sparingly. Yarrow leaves are great for tea, salads, and soups. Can also be used for beer as a substitute for hops. Yarrow leaves or the whole plant should be kept in glass of water and will keep 2-3 days can last a week in the refrigerator.
Yarrow has been used a fever reducer and helps shorten the duration of cold and flu. It helps relieve stomach cramps and applied topically can help with skin rashes or itching. Yarrow has also been used to stop bleeding, lower high blood pressure, and help improve circulation. Yarrow tea can help reduce nausea and headaches as well as fevers.
Yarrow has antimicrobial actions and is a natural source for flavoring foods. Yarrow oil has numerous healing affects. It has been known as an anti-inflammatory, astringent, digestive health, hypotensive and skin benefits. There is no clinical data that the use of yarrow can treat medical conditions.
Note: Do not use if pregnant or plan to become pregnant or while breastfeeding.
Harvest after the flowers are open and still bright. Cut entire stem halfway down. Tie them together and hang out of direct sun. When dry garble and store in a mason jar. Yarrow can last in storage and will keep for a year or more.