Achillea borealis

(Common yarrow)

Growth: Upright, clump-forming with erect stems, spreading by rhizome to create colonies. This perennial is native to much of North America and is most often found in dry, sunny habitats including meadows, ditches, hillsides, prairies and clearings. Grow in the herbaceous border, cottage garden or in a naturalized meadow. Blooms best in full sun and moderate to dry, sandy soil. Drought resistant.

Characteristics: Feathery, fernlike, aromatic leaves form a thick basal growth from which stiff upright stems up to 2.5ft (75cm) arise. Multiple clusters of tiny flat-topped white flowers bloom at the top of the stem and from branchlets off the main stem throughout the summer. Yarrow root contains chemical secretions that improve the soil and help to prevent soil diseases. Used as a fumigant, an insecticide and in traditional medicine to enhance blood clotting. A very important source of nectar for bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. 

Size:   Height 12-36” (30-90 cm) 
             Width 12” (30cm)

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On site:  1 gal  $12.00