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Colorado Yarrow  Colorado - (Achillea millefolium) - A colorful mixture of pink, salmon,yellow, white, rose and apricot pastels.  Lovely cut flower.  Flowers the first year from seed. Height: 24in.
#2442 Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#Bm-2442 1,000 seeds, $7.00
#P2442   Plant   3inch pot  $13.95
#P3-2442  Three Plants   3inch pots  $20.95

Cerise Queen Yarrow  Cerise Queen - (Achillea mileefolium)Apple red blooms with yellow centers lie in flat clusters.  Foliage is grey-green and fern-like, forming a spreading clump 2-3ft. in diameter.  Height: 24in.
#3419 Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#Bm-3419 Bulk seed, 1,000 seeds $7.00
#B10K-3419 Bulk seed, 10,000 seeds $30.00
#P3419   Plant   3inch pot  $13.95
#P3-3419  Three Plants   3inch pots  $20.95

Flowerburst Lilac Shades - (Achillea millefolium) Lilac shades ranging form lilac-pink to rose. Excellent variety for containers, borders or cutting. Height: 30inches
#12371 Packet, $6.00, Approximately 200 seeds
#Bm-12371 Bulk seed, 1,000 seeds $20.00

Summer Pastels Mix-(Achillea millefolium) AAS Winner. Mixture of lavender, purple, pink, white, apricot, cream, and rose Makes a lovely border or bedding plant. Height: 30inches
#11638 Packet, $6.00, Approximately 200 seeds
#Bm-11638 Bulk seed, 1,000 seeds $25.00

White Yarrow  White Yarrow - (Achillea millefolium) - The most-used medicinal variety.  Also serves as a good mosquito repellent.  Fernlike leaves and brackets of white flowers.  Height: 36-40in.
#197 Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#B1z-197      1oz  Bulk  Seed,        $13.50, Approximately 173,000 seeds
#B4z-197      4oz  Bulk seed          $26.50, Approximately 692,000 seeds
#B1-197       1lb  Bulk seed            $75.50, Approximately 2,270,000 seeds
#P197   Plant   3inch pot  $13.95
#P3-197  Three Plants   3inch pots  $20.95

Wooly Yarrow - Low growing variety with finely defined ferny foliage and brackets of tiny white flowers.  Good ground cover.  Height: 18in.
#463 Packet, $3.50, Approximately 200 seeds
#P463   Plant   3inch pot  $13.95
#P3-463  Three Plants   3inch pots  $20.95

Yellow Yarrow  Yellow Yarrow  - (Achillea millefolium) Brackets of yellow flowers, foliage coarser than white yarrow.  Full sun;  plant height: 36-40in.
#198          Packet         Approximately 100 seeds   $3.50
#B1z-198         Bulk seed, 1oz        Approximately 174,375 seeds      $27.00
#B4z-198         Bulk seed, 4oz        Approximately 697.500 seeds      $61.50
#B1-198           Bulk seed, 1lb         Approximately 2,279,000 seeds      $159.50
#P198   Plant   3inch pot  $13.95
#P3-198  Three Plants   3inch pots  $20.95

Achillea varieties have a long history as medicinal herbsAchillea millefolium was once widely used to treat wounds - to staunch bleeding and protect against infection. Legend has it that Achilles used yarrow to treat his soldiers. It has also been used to make a tea to dispel depression, as an herb of divination to promote second sight, and as a substitute for snuff (thus, Old Mans Pepper). Yarrow was used in medieval times to flavor beer and to make liqueurs and bitters.  Yarrow is also used to treat skin disorders.  The plants are also used as fodder for animals and as a 'walk on' drought resistant plant for lawns,  as a planting to prevent soil erosion and in wildflower plantings.

Achillea is a valuable companion plant and repels many harmful insects, while attracting useful ones, such as ladybirds and hoverflies. The plant's essential oil contains proazulenes, which can be used to kill mosquito larvae.

Achillea is a member of the Daisy family, Compositae, and is native to southern Europe, Asia and North America.  There are many different subspecies of the genus.  Plants have fern-like aromatic leaves and clusters of blooms borne at the ends of single, slightly hairy stems.  Colors can range from white to deep red.  The blooms are loved by bees and butterflies.  Achillea is extremely vauable as a drought tolerant perennial ornamental as well.

Achillea is widely adaptable and can thrive in nearly any ordinary garden soil and are easily propagated by sowing seed or by dividing existing plants.  FOR TRANSPLANTS FROM SEED:  Seeds are extremely small and should be handled with care.  Sow seed in pots or trays.  Press lightly into the soil or cover very lightly.  Keep moist at 70F until seedlings reach 2 inches tall.  Transplant to larger containers or outdoors when all danger of frost is past.  Space plants 12-18 inches apart in rows 12-18 inches apart.  DIRECT SOW:  Prepare the soil finely.  Sow seed lightly in rows 12-18 inches apart.  Rake into the soil or cover very lightly.  Keep moist until germination.  Thin plants to 12-18 inches apart.  FOR DIVISIONS:  Dig existing clumps and separate into small pieces.  Plant into new location. about 6 inches apart.

SEED SPECS:  Average 164,400 per ounce

              millefolium Yarrow plant seeds


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