More Information About Achillea
Achillea is a beautiful, tough perennial that has long been used in cool or dry climates as a flowering ornamental. The genus Achillea is named for the Greek hero of the Trojan War, Achilles, who according to legend, used this plant to treat battle wounds (He must have forgotten to put it on his heel, though).
We have conducted trials in our Raleigh, NC, garden and found some Achillea selections that don't mind our southern hot and humid summers. Achillea plants produce flat clusters of tiny, colorful flowers that attract butterflies (called corymbs) and have a large visual impact when they bloom in midsummer. Achilleas are wonderful garden plants, and make great cut or dried flowers. In addition, the finely dissected leaves have a wonderful spicy fragrance. Achillea prefers full sun, and cannot tolerate wet sites or poorly drained soils but instead prefers lean soils that are slightly acidic. They are also perfect rock garden plants. Some are also salt tolerant plants. Some achillea are clump formers while others will spread via rhizomes (in good soils). When you are ready to buy yarrows for your garden, check out our selection of achillea for sale.