Yarrow is loved by pollinators
The common yarrow is a perennial, wild flower growing typically along roadsides, grasslands and waste grounds. It has feathery aromatic leaves and flowers which attracts pollinators. It is said to have medicinal properties as a first aid plant. It has traditionally been used, for example, to treat digestive problems and to provide relief from menstrual cramps.
Always consult a qualified herbal practitioner before using this plant medicinally especially if pregnant.
Note: Yarrow looks very similar to some poisonous herbs such as the spotted hemlock or the giant hogweed. If you want to collect yarrow yourself,ask someone who knows about herbs such as a qualified herbalist.
Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
Plant Life Cycle: perennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-18°C
Germination time in days: 10-100 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: loamy, well drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly outdoors after last chance of frost has passed from May to August into well prepared soil in a sunny spot when temperatures reach around 16-18C. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1 cm deep and 38 cm apart.