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Care of the plant Achillea millefolium or Common yarrow.

Care of the plant Achillea millefolium or Common yarrow

The Achillea genus, of the Asteraceae family, inludes about 150 species of herbaceous plants native to Asia, Europe and North America. Some species are: Achillea millefolium, Achillea coarctata, Achillea clypeolata, Achillea abrotanoides, Achillea moscata, Achillea umbellata, Achillea tomentosa, Achillea virescens.

Common names: Common yarrow and Yarrow. This species is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe and North America.

Yarrow is a rhizomatous herbaceous plant with small thick leaves of intense green color. The flowers appear in chapters in spring and their colors range from white to yellow and pink.

These easy to grow and low maintenance plants are used in rockeries, on edges and in pots.

Achillea millefolium can be grown in an exposition of full sun or in a semi-shade.

They can be grown in any type of soil but prefer a well-drained one such as a garden substrate with 30% coarse sand and 10% compost. Planting takes place in early spring at a rate of about 6 specimens per square meter.

Water moderately in spring and summer, waiting until the soil has dried. From autumn, reduce watering a lot or eliminate it if it rains in winter.

Fertilize with a few compost in late fall.

It's advisable to prune them after flowering to encourage a new appearance of flowers.

These plants are sensitive to powdery mildew and other fungal diseases if the humidity is excessive.

They can propagate from seeds sown in spring or by division of the plant.

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Achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium
 

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