Common yarrow is a great perennial plant for the beginning gardeners. It can adapt to various conditions and is undemanding in that regard. Its beauty cannot be denied - it is a subtle, colourful plant that shines in the green of the garden. Yarrow belongs to the aster family and commonly grows across Europe. You can find on meadows, roadside green belts, and next to pavements. These plants grow 60 to 80 centimetres tall and take on an erect appearance. The pubescent stems shoot feathery, greyish green leaves. Yarrow plants grows in slender tufts that end with umbellate clusters of flowers. They consist of myriads of tiny flowers that can take on white, pink, red, orange, or salmon pink colour. An extremely long flowering period, lasting from June to October, belongs to the main advantages of the plant. Yarrow plants excrete a nice spicy scent when rubbed.
This perennial is exceptionally easy to grow. We recommend planting it on sunny and dry situations - plants bloom the most beautifully there. They like permeable, moderately fertile soil with a slightly alkaline or neutral reaction. Common yarrow does not need many nutrients. It produces plenty of foliage and little flowers in a fertile and rich soil. This species does not tolerate loamy, acidic soils. It is completely hardy and does not require any covering before the winter.
Yarrow seedlings can be planted all season long, we recommend planting them early in spring, though. Keep plants 20 x 20 cm apart, as seedlings of this plant spread quickly. Yarrow should be combined with vigorous plants in the first place. It harmonizes with verbena, eastern people coneflower, and ornamental grasses. It can be planted in rock gardens.
One package contains 10 first choice rhizomes of the common yarrow colour mix. Growing instructions can be found in the product information on the label.