All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Achillea millefolium


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type: Wet / Boggy

White flowers, 3" across in June and July. Deep green feathery leaves. Loved by bees. The green ferny leaves remain fairly low and tall stems hold the flat white umbel flower heads high. This wonderful plant can be grown in a border or incorporated into a wild meadow scheme. 

Used for centuries as an apothecary's herb. Gerard claimed that it was often to be found in churchyards to reproach the dead who need never have come there, had they taken their yarrow broth faithfully.

Over the centuries, yarrow has been used to make snuff and in the Middle Ages, combined to form Gruit, a mixture of yarrow and other herbs to flavour beers before the use of hops.

The yarrow family has been valued as garden plants for centuries and are useful for their wide range of colour and long flowering season. Most are excellent for cutting and drying and all are loved by bees and butterflies.

Yarrow is the birthday flower of 16 January.

Height: 60cm

Common name(s): Yarrow, Milfoil, Woundwort, Bad Man's Plaything, Melancholy and Angel Flower.


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.