Do Achillea come back every year?
Achillea are easy to grow and maintenance free. They will return and flower well each year although a shorter lived perennial.
What conditions does Achillea like?
The ideal site for achilleas is free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. However they will tolerate quite a wide range of soil types, as long as they don’t suffer from water-logging. Achilleas look good in the middle of an ornamental border or wildlife garden.
How do you care for Achillea plants?
Plant in full sun or semi-shade. Tolerates dry conditions. Do not plant in soil that can become waterlogged. Plant pot grown plants from October to march in a sunny position, in a well drained soil.
Is Achillea the same as yarrow?
Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow (/ˈjæroʊ/) or common yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae.
What to do with Achillea after flowering?
After flowering is complete, and autumn turns to winter, achillea should be cut back to ground level preferably before the plants go completely dormant and the old flower spikes turn brown. Avoiding wasting energy on setting seeds is just as important in these plants as the more obvious ones like lupins or delphiniums.
Does yarrow attract bees?
Yarrow attracts butterflies, bees and other insects, making it a nice addition to a pollinator garden. This species can become weedy, however, since it spreads readily and tolerates disturbance. Numerous tribes in North America used yarrow for a variety of ailments.
Will yarrow bloom all summer?
Yarrow (Achillea) is an easy-to-grow perennial known for its long-blooming qualities. Some varieties bloom from late spring well into fall, but most are reliable summer bloomers.
Is Achillea good for bees?
Achillea millefolium is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and has seeds for birds.