Yarrow - Achillea millefolium 'Sassy Taffy' - British Grown Herbaceous Perennial

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A perennial deciduous plant with clustered flowers on taller stems from the Asteraceae family. This plant is hardy through the entire UK down to -20.

The Yarrow grows clumps of gorgeous, flowers on stems shooting up a foot or two from the ground. These flowers spread over the compact foliage which, like miniature ferns, have many branching leaves- giving this species the name millefolium. The Yarrow is also named for the legendary hero Achilles, who is said to have carried the herb to treat his comrades in battle.

Perennial Flower: clustered flowers on taller stems Flowers June to August

Scientific Name
Achillea millefolium (Achilles' herb with countless leaves)

Common Name
Yarrow, Common Yarrow, Devil's Nettle, Dog Daisy, Dog Fennel, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Thousandleaf

Native to most of Europe and parts of Western Asia

Pruning Tips
Cut back flowers after they've faded to keep your plant neat and encourage prolonged blooming.

Wildlife Value
Lots of pollinators, especially bees, hoverflies and butterflies. Good food for moth caterpillars, especially the Tawny Speckled Pug.

Dappled shade to full sun

Drought tolerant

Make sure your soil drains freely

Will benefit from monthly feeding

No, can be toxic to cats, dogs and horses.

Sprouts Top Tips
This plant is prone to spreading so plan carefully if you want it to stay neat and tidy!

Readily self-seeds