Remove the old flowers as they become brown and unattractive.
This procedure, call deadheading, encourages the yarrow plant to produce new flowers, keeping your plant looking attractive throughout the season.
Cut the flower stem back to right above the spot where a branching, or lateral, flower shoots off to the side.
How do you take care of a yarrow plant?
- Use a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil in your garden to about 12 to 15 inches deep, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost.
- Plant in the spring in well-drained, average to poor soil. Yarrow thrives in hot, dry conditions; they will not tolerate wet soil.
- Space the plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
Is Yarrow a perennial?
The yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium) is an herbaceous flowering perennial. Whether you decide to grow yarrow in your flower beds or in your herb garden, it’s still a lovely addition to your yard. Yarrow care is so easy that the plant is virtually care-free.
Is Yarrow an evergreen?
Greek Yarrow is a low growing perennial with attractive evergreen, silver foliage and a late spring display of bright white flowers on short stems. Greek Yarrow is a low growing perennial with attractive evergreen, silver foliage and a late spring display of bright white flowers on short stems.
Do you cut back Yarrow?
When cutting back yarrow, you may want to consider pruning it back by at least half, given the plant’s propensity to be floppy and tip over. Prune the entire stem to the lower basal foliage (the foliage at the bottom of the stem, down by the ground) after all the spring/early summer blooms are done.
How do you keep Yarrow from falling over?
The yarrow plant tends to flop or fall over, especially if it gets too tall and spindly. You may need to stake such plants as they grow. Bury one end of the stake 1-2 inches away from the base of the plant, then tie the middle of the plant’s stem to the stake with string or twine.
How do you prepare Yarrow for winter?
The basics of putting the perennial garden to bed:
- Do not fertilize.
- Keep removing spent flowers and dead and dying foliage.
- Keep the base of plants free of dead leaves and debris particularly before frost.
- Keep watering until the ground freezes.
- Apply a layer of mulch or mulched leaves in late fall.
Does Yarrow bloom all summer?
Yarrow first blooms in late spring or early summer. Many species will continue to bloom intermittently into fall. Moonshine has sulphur-yellow flowers that bloom all summer. Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) has pure white flowers that also bloom all summer.
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