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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. 

Herb Usage

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
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Cream
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Achillea ageratum
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary Soups and Sauces
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Autumn
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Very Healthy Plant

    Posted by Unknown on 18th May 2020

    The plant is a reasonable size and very carefully packaged.

  • 5
    Strong plant

    Posted by Amanda on 1st May 2020

    A small, strong-looking plant that I'm really looking forward to seeing in bloom. Good packaging, quick delivery, thanks!

  • 5

    Posted by Merv on 25th Jul 2019

    Arrived quickly and in top condition, very safely packed.

  • 5

    Posted by Graham on 21st May 2018

    Good plants, very well packed