Also called Nosebleed Plant
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
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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesRooftop (extensive)