1000 Red Yarrow Achillea millefolium rubra Flower Herb Seeds

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Red Yarrow has finely divided, fern-like leaves and a pungent scent. Flowers are dark pink to deep carmine and occur in flat-topped flower clusters. Attracts beneficial insects. This species has rhizomes and can spread aggressively in home gardens or where soils are moist. To contain rhizomes, grow plants in 5 or 10 gallon plastic pots that have been partially buried in the ground.

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Name: Red Yarrow
Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium rubra
Color: Red
Hardiness Zones: 3-10
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 12 - 36"
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24"
Bloom Season - Summer
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Shade
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees & butterflies,

Sowing: Direct sow the seed in fall or early spring; fall planted seed will remain dormant until spring. To start the seeds indoors, plant them just below the surface of the soil since they need light to germinate. Keep the soil temperature at 65-75 degrees F, but out of the hottest rays of sunlight.

Growing: While the young plants should be watered to help them establish a deep root system, too much watering of mature plants can cause stem and root rot or mildew. This species grows best in sandy or well drained soil, and tolerates drought conditions. Since yarrow tends to flop over in fertile soil or shade, staking may be needed; this also protects the plant's fragile stems in high winds. Deadhead the wilted blossoms often for continued blooming. After the plant has finished blooming, cut the plant down to its lower leaves for healthy spring growth. When the plant becomes 3-4 years old, it will benefit from being dug up and divided in the early spring or fall. Because yarrow can become invasive through the spread of roots and its reseeding habit, care should be taken to control the spread of the plant. This can be done by putting a barrier underground surrounding the plant's roots, or by growing the plant in large container. This plant attracts butterflies and beneficial insects as well as repelling deer and rabbits, and grows well in borders or large containers. As a companion plant with herbs, it increases their fragrance, flavor, and essential oils.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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