I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks. I decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
Today’s share is: Yarrow
Yarrow is an herb I started growing about five or six years ago. I developed an interest in using it as a poultice powder for wounds and tea for pain and relaxation. So far, I’ve only used it for tea. It has many different medicinal uses.
I bought seed in three different colors and ended up with just this lovely magenta and white; for some reason the red never came back. Regardless, I’m happy to have it in any color and just love its fernlike leaves. Growing from seed is very cheap, not only that, I’ve rarely seen yarrow in garden centers. You can find it growing in the wild as well.
I have this planted on the edge of a butterfly garden. It comes back every year and it’s fairly easy to grow; however, the seeds are super tiny and do require some care when planting. My only experience has been starting seed in the greenhouse and transplanting plants outdoors after frost.
- Scientific name: Achillea millefolium
- Family: Asteraceae
- Perennial in zones: 3-9
- Native to temperate zones of Asia, Europe, and North America
Thanks for checking out Flower Friday. What do you like to grow? Feel free to share any thoughts and suggestions below. Have a wonderful weekend!