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Yarrow - Key Growing Information
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats, or preferred seedling container, 8-10 weeks before planting out. Light is required for germination. Cover seeds with a thin layer of vermiculite to retain moisture and hold seeds in place. Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering seed. 3-5 weeks at 55-65°F (13-18°C) in full light are ideal conditions for seedling development. Harden off seedlings and transplant outdoors. Direct seed - Late spring, early summer, or fall.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. Tolerant of part shade in garden beds.
PLANT HEIGHT: 28-30". May require support.
PLANT SPACING: 12-24".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 2-9.
VASE LIFE: 7-12 days.
HARVEST: When pollen is visible on the flowers. Hang to dry.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Any well-drained soil.
USES: Fresh or dried cut flower. Permanent beds and mass plantings.
NOTE: Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achillea spp.