Ancient healing herb,
used for worldwide to stop bleeding, heal wounds, break fevers, and for headaches, colds, and flu.
A handful of leaves in the bath soak out aches and pains.
Excellent butterfly and beneficial insect plant, with big flat clusters of small flowers-the shape butterflies prefer for landing and nectar-gathering.
Forms a mat of roots and lacy leaves that hold soil and allow moisture to penetrate; good for sloped beds and edges of perennial plantings.
It also makes a good low soil-holding understory for spring bulbs, before the yarrow sends up flower stalks.
BOTANICAL NAME: Achillea millefolium
Start seeds in flats in late winter and transplant in late spring, 12" apart into an area in the garden with full sun or light shade. Easy to grow from seed but germinates slowly. It can tolerate some drought or flooding once established-very adaptable. Good for holding soil and catching soil particles in run-off, so sometimes used on the downhill edge of a sloped bed. Trim off old flower stalks in spring and divide if overly crowded or center gets bare.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 3-9/Height 3'/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly