Yarrow - Wild – Achillea millefolium - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 50 cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Well-drained soil in sunshine
When to sow: Spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 500 seeds / 0.1 g

Yarrow has feathery leaves and flattened heads of flowers, usually white but occasionally pink. 

It has long been used in herbal medicine as one of its other names, soldier's woundwort, implies.

A good plant to attract both Hoverflies and Moths.

Achillea attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Belted Beauty moth    πŸ›
  • Moths
  • Butterflies
  • Hoverflies
  • πŸ¦‡
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.