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Achillea millefolium

Also called Nosebleed Plant


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More About Achillea millefolium

  • Flat-topped clusters of white flowers
  • Seeds ripen July to September
  • Foliage is mid-green and fine-textured
  • A native plant in most areas of North America
  • Bloom Time: June to August

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Achillea millefolium is brewed for teas to remedy colds and the flu. The name Achillea comes from Greek mythology and as legend has it, was used to treat war wounds during battle. The foliage can be crushed to help control bleeding in emergencies. Achillea millefolium is identified to have several, medicinal benefits, but should be not be used in excess. Extended use can cause photosensitivity, and handling the plant can cause allergic reactions in some people.

Zone:

2

Height:

45-60 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Common Yarrow Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in full sun, however, it can tolerate partial shade. This plant can spread quickly, either by its roots or more especially by seed. Grows in many soil conditions, is suitable for hot, dry locations and tolerant of moist sites. Deadheading will promote new blooms and prevent excessive seeding. Generally disease and insect resistant. 


Achillea millefolium Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Roadside planting