The plant is a reasonable size and very carefully packaged.
Achillea ageratum(English Mace) Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
English Mace (Achillea ageratum) Herb in 1 litre pot
English Mace or Sweet Nancy as this plant is also known is a very pretty full hardy perennial it has frothy aromatic light-green, finely divided, aromatic, upright foliage followed by flat clumps of tiny daisy-like cream flowers in July-August. It ideally likes full sun, or partial shade with free-draining soil or compost. Equally at home in the herb garden or herbaceous border or even in a pot on the patio where its fragrance can be enjoyed by all who brush past. Insects love it and it makes a great cut flower too.
The common name "yarrow" is normally applied to Achillea millefolium, but may also be used for other species within the genus, and they all look very similar in terms of leaf and flower shape. English Mace grows to a height and width of 60cm x 60cm it may be an idea to stake early in the season as it can flop in the wet.
In the Middle Ages English Mace was used as a strewing herb (i.e. was cut and thrown around the floor) to repel insects such as moths, lice and ticks and act as a medieval air freshener! The mild flavoured leaves can be used to flavour soups, stews and salads.
Buy English Mace Online
Our English Mace herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.
|Achillea ageratum(English Mace) Herb Plant|
|Soil Type||Free draining soil|
|Latin Name||Achillea ageratum|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H7 - Very hardy|
|Culinary||Soups and Sauces|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Cottage/Informal|
A small, strong-looking plant that I'm really looking forward to seeing in bloom. Good packaging, quick delivery, thanks!
Arrived quickly and in top condition, very safely packed.
Good plants, very well packed