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 Care of the plant Achillea virescens or Yarrow.

Care of the plant Achillea virescens or 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 virescens, Achillea millefolium, Achillea coarctata, Achillea clypeolata, Achillea abrotanoides, Achillea moscata, Achillea umbellata, Achillea tomentosa.

Common name: Yarrow. This species is native to Eastern mediterranean.

They are herbaceous plants with hairy stems that reach 40 cm (1.31 feet) height; they extend laterally by stolons. The foliage has a feathery appearance and is made up of leaves with small bluish-green hairy leaflets. They produce inflorescences with numerous small white flowers with yellow stamens.

These plants have a slower growth but they are highly recommended to cover dry slopes combined with other yarrows and Mediterranean plants.

Achillea virescens prefers a full sun exposure but can be grown in a light shade exposure. They tolerate some weak and occasional frost.

Yarrow grows in any type of soil that has good drainage: sandy, poor or stony. Planting takes place in early spring at a rate of 8 specimens per m2.

Always water in a moderate way as they resist drought well. In summer they will appreciate some regular watering waiting until the ground has completely dried.

Yarrow does not need pruning or fertilizers.

Achillea virescens does not present pest and disease problems if there is no excess humidity.

Propagation is made from seeds sown in early spring.

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Achillea virescens
Achillea virescens