1 to 3 feet tall
Hardy zones 4-8
Drought tolerant hardy perennial flower. Fine, feathery foliage resembles a fern. The feathery green foliage is very aromatic and also dry nicely. Harvest yarrow when the flower clusters show good color but before they start to turn brown. Hang the flowers in bunches upside down to dry. Flowers are in clusters forming a flat red top usually affixed to a single stem. Yarrow can endure dry, impoverished soil and survive with little maintenance.
Once considered an important medicinal herb, yarrow is now used primarily as ornamental. The colorful flower heads look beautiful in the garden and last really well in fresh and dried floral arrangements.
Germination takes place around a week or so. Be sure to have good drainage. (add sand if soil is clay)
Full sun, 1/4" deep, barely cover & tamp down, keep seeds moist until they germinate.
Seeds are tiny, I mix with sand to distribute evenly.
This flower is excellent to keep around your veggie grden because it will attract beneficial insects that will deter garden pests. You can also plant calendula, marigold, basil, anise, chives to guard your veggie garden!