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Yarrow is a traditional herb which has been used for teas and salads. Both the flowers and the leaves have a pungent taste and it is believed to be a good remedy in the early stages of children’s colds and fevers. This perennial herb can grow to about 60 cm tall, it’s easy to grow and has very few pests or diseases. The pink, red to yellow flowers bloom from spring to summer and attract butterflies and bees. Yarrow make great companion plants.

How to grow yarrow in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny in your garden with well drained soil. Enrich with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
  2. Sow seed direct, planting them in clumps of 2 - 3 seeds 30 - 60 cm intervals. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food. 
  4. Harvest by snipping leaves or flowers back to the main stems– this will also help encourage leafier growth.

 

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How to grow yarrow in a pot

  1.  Choose a pot at least 300 mm wide and deep and position in a sunny or part shade spot. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  2. Sow seed direct, planting them in clumps of 2 - 3 seeds. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water regularly. Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food
  4. Harvest by snipping leaves or flowers back to the main stems– this will also help encourage leafier growth.

Growing tips

  • Divide the plant every 3 - 5 years in early spring to promote new growth 
  • You could also take soft tip cuttings to propagate from spring to early summer


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