Yarrow Plug Plants Achillea millefolium
Common names include, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, milfoil, soldier's woundwort and thousand seal.
A common grassland and woodland wildflower, yarrow is widespread throughout the UK in meadows, pastures, hedgerows and grassy banks. It grows to around 50cm in height in any soil type and is drought tolerant and tolerates close mowing. A strongly scented perennial, the flat topped clusters of flowers appear from June to November.
Centuries ago, yarrow was used as a charm against illness and bad luck.
One of the RHS Plants for Pollinators, the flowers of the yarrow are attractive to a wide variety of insects including ladybirds, hoverflies and lacewings.
Sourced from native seed and grown for us in the UK, our plug plants are an ideal way to boost species in a wildflower meadow or to easily establish plants in your garden or in areas where seed germination can be erratic.
We recommend planting 5 plugs per metre square in groups of at least 3 per species for a naturalistic look.
|Up to 50 cm
|June to November
|All soil types