Achillea plant growing herbaceous of the genus Achillea also known as Yarrow, Achillea perennial evergreen plant or as annual plant used as ornamental plant also used for the fragrant plant that attracts pollinators, some of the spices can be used as medical plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11.
Leaves color can be: green, gray, white or more than one color, texture of the leaves soft linear with serrated and grow in pinnate structure remind like fern growth.
Flower fragrant, color can be: purple, pink, red, white, light orange, yellow or more than one color, small flowers with fix petals, in flat shape, the flowers grow in inflorescence in umbel shape.
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Requirements for Achillea plant growing and care:
Well-drained soil, prefer: dry summer, well ventilated soil, in the beginning better without competitor because need direct full sun
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Rhizomes
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do so
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, toxic to pets, can cause skin irritation
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn, annual spices planting in the spring and also perennial better to plant in the spring from hardiness zone of 3-9
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, thrips, rust, leafhopper, powdery mildew
All year, better to prune after the flowers in the autumn to the winter
How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems, but mostly pruned for design
Size of the plant:
0.2-1.2 m, 0.8-4 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Small amount of water, can survive few weeks without water ( but better to keep watering regularly
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, in desert or hot summer 85% of sun will be enough and it helps to prevent sunburn on the plants
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer (it’s possible also in the autumn)
General information about the flower:
Small fragrant flowers with five petals and colors can be: purple, pink, red, white, light orange, yellow or more than one color grow in inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Butterfly, bees and more, also it’s attracting pollinators to the garden
Leaves harvesting season:
Possible all year, but in hot area better to harvest in the spring, colder area end of the spring to the summer, better to harvest without flowers, the moment that the plant bloom, need to wait or to cut the flowers
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can be cut freely, better to cut in the base of the leaves
Information about leaves:
Leaves soft in linear shape with serrated edges and leaves grow in pinnate structure
Uses of Achillea leaves: