Yarrow - Key Growing Information

These brightly-colored yarrow flowers retain their dramatic hues when dried for use in bouquets and crafts.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 65-72°F (18-22°C)

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. Light is required for germination. 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, after last frost, 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.