Yarrow

Yarrow

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Compared to cultivated yarrows, common yarrow is the hardiest and most medicinally active. Flowers are usually white with occasional pink flowers, borne in flat-topped clusters. Yarrow self-sows readily. For the highest essential oil content, it is best grown in un-enriched soil. (Achillea millefolium)

Medicinal: The aerial parts are used medicinally. Yarrow functions as a diaphoretic herb for fevers, and is one of the best herbs for this purpose. It also has hypotensive action, is anti-inflammatory and hemostatic. Caution: Prolonged or frequent use is contraindicated.

Growing instructions: Perennial in zones 3-10. Germination at 70F in 7-14 days. A light-dependent germinator. Direct sow or transplant in spring. Full sun. Grows 12-36" tall. Space 12" apart.

Packet: 0.10g - approximately 704 seeds