Achillea--Milfoil, Yarrow

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Achillea--Milfoil, Yarrow

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Most achilleas have fernlike foliage and are good as cut flowers. They grow in ordinary garden soil and full sun. Cut back the plants after the first bloom to get a second flush of flowering. Achillea may become a weed if not controlled.

Propagation is by division in spring or autumn, or seed. The seed germinates in 2 weeks at temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees. Light is necessary for seed germination. Germination time indoors may be as little as 5 to 7 days.

Achillea filipendulina Grows 2 to 4 feet tall and the yellow flowers hold their color if cut and dried before they fade.

Achillea millefolium Grows 1 to 2 feet tall with white or red flowers, depending on the variety grown. The plant may need some support when in bloom.

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