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Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow) 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.

Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Herb in 1Litre Pot

Native to Europe and Britain, Achillea millefolium is a hardy perennial that will flourish in any soil condition, but prefers light well-drained soil and a sunny position. This is our native variety and can flower from June to September and it is drought-tolerant. Try it in a sunny spot towards the back of an herbaceous border, or among grasses, do stake it, as it tends to flop due to the weight of the flower head if it gets wet. It makes an excellent cut flower too.

 Being a native plant it is attractive to bees and butterflies great for a naturalistic planting scheme. Reaching heights of 60cm, Yarrow produces beautiful white tightly packed umbels of plate-like flowers held high on tall stems, and has ferny foliage beneath which is grey-green in colour which has a distinctive smell. As it creeps greatly by its roots and multiplies by seeds it can be controlled in the garden by either restricting the roots by surrounding with tiles pushed into the soil or pulling up unwanted suckers and self-seeders in Spring. 

Herb Usage

A traditional anti-inflammatory herb, the leaves and flowering stems are used to treat wounds and nosebleeds, indeed its generic name honors Achilles whose soldiers are said to have used the herb in treating their wounds.

Buy Common Yarrow Online

Our potted Common Yarrow herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September



Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Any
Soil Type Any Soil
Flower Colour White
Height 100cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Achillea millefolium 'Common Yarrow'
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
    Healthy plants, good size, well packaged

    Posted by Unknown on 30th May 2019

    Healthy plants, good size, well packaged, quickly dispatched.