Yarrow Seeds - Pastels
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 18 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 6 - 7 seeds per plant or approximately 1000 seeds covers 75 square feet.
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 16 inches
Care & Maintenance: Yarrow
Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium Summer Pastel Mix) - If you want to attract butterflies to your garden, grow Yarrow seeds and bring beauty and butterflies! This Achillea Summer Pastel Mix is made up of a wide range of colors: pink, rose, orange-red, purple, gray, salmon and mauve. Yarrow is a perennial, upright flower that blooms from spring until fall. The flower heads are 3 - 4 inches wide, the Yarrow plants spread 18 - 24 inches and reach 24 inches in height. Yarrow Summer Pastels make a great addition to any perennial garden for mass plantings, borders, naturalized settings and cottage gardens. It also is a great cutting flower.
Throughout history, Yarrow plants have been used as a medicinal herb. The Achillea herb has especially been used in the treatment and care of wounds. The Yarrow herb plant should be planted in full sun and is tolerant to hot, humid summers. Achillea Yarrow can tolerate poor soil conditions, and does best in lean, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy clays and moist, rich, fertile soils. Yarrow Plant Care: Remove faded flowers to encourage more growth, and divide Yarrow plants every 3 - 4 years.
How To Grow Yarrow From Seed: Sow Yarrow seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before frost season ends. Use starter trays or small pots. Press Achillea seeds into the soil but do not cover. Light aids germination. Keep the herb seeds moist until germination. Or, after frost danger has passed, directly sow Yarrow flower seeds outdoors in prepared soil. Thin Yarrow seedlings to 16 inches apart.