Is Achillea annual or perennial?

The yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium) is an herbaceous flowering perennial. Whether you decide to grow yarrow in your flower beds or in your herb garden, it’s still a lovely addition to your yard. Yarrow care is so easy that the plant is virtually care-free.

Is yarrow and Achillea the same?

Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow (/ˈjæroʊ/) or common yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae.

How do you winterize a yarrow plant?

Cutting back yarrow will help maintain plant health and vitality, as it will encourage new growth with stronger stems with the potential for additional fall blooms. Prune back to the basal leaves again in late fall or early winter. The basal leaves will help protect the yarrow plant during the winter.

Is Achillea easy to grow?

For cut flowers I recommend you get yourself some Achillea ‘Cerise Queen’ seeds to get you started. Not only are these little gems easy to grow from seed but they make fantastic cut flowers. Great colour, long lasting flowers and low maintenance…an all round winner in the Higgledy Garden book of all round winners.

Can Achillea be grown in pots?

Your cuttings should form new roots after a few weeks and can be potted on into individual pots when the plant is well established.

How do you look after Achillea?

Plant in full sun or semi-shade. Tolerates dry conditions. Do not plant in soil that can become waterlogged. Plant pot grown plants from October to march in a sunny position, in a well drained soil.

Does yarrow bloom the first year?

Growing yarrow seeds is a fun and rewarding garden project. These pretty perennial bloomers flower the first year when grown from seed, so you’ll enjoy some color right away in your garden. Yarrow seeds provide an economical alternative when you need many yarrow plants to fill in a garden bed.

What does achillea plant look like?

The foliage of Achillea is attractive, light, feathered and a little like dill foliage in appearance. The foliage varies in colour from green to grey green, depending on the variety. Because Achillea is herbaceous, it does back over the winter to bare earth.

How tall does Achillea grow?

Height 3-5ft (90cm-1.5m), spread 3ft (90cm).