Sometimes our wild weeds have more to offer than we know. Yarrow grows in our meadow which we keep natural rather than cultivated. It's part of our commitment to sharing the land here with native and naturalized plants and animals rather than going with the industrial agricultural methods of bulldozing through nature. Because our small farm is surrounded by natural habitat, we are learning to selectively harvest plants that nature grown for us. Our yarrow grows in small perennial patches among the Beebalm and Goldenrod. In addition to being food and habitat for native insects, Yarrow makes beautiful and long lasting cut flowers and the plants have many traditional medicinal uses. We've added some cultivated varieties to this mix including golden and coral colored blooms. Let a little wildness into your garden, plant these seeds somewhere you want them to come back every year.
- Number of Seeds: 200
- Spacing in Row: 12"
- Spacing Between Rows: 12"
- Planting Depth: 0"
- Days to Maturity: 400
How to grow: Perennial. Start indoors just before last frost. Rough up the surface of the seed starting mix, then sprinkle 2-3 seeds per pot. Spray with water to keep seeds in place, and keep moist until seeds germinate in 10-14 days. Transplant when seedlings are 2-3" across. Tolerates moderate soil and infrequent watering. Grows up to 30" tall. Usually doesn't bloom until second season.
About the artist: Carol Struve is a farmer’s daughter and artist whose multi-layered prints are inspired by the colors, light, flora and fauna of her garden.