Common name: Yarrow. Athair Thalún.
Hardy perennial. White flowers on 24” tall stalks. Abundant feathery, fine leaved foliage is an attractive mid green colour. Late flowering August to October. Seeds ready in October/November.
Multi flower, flat, open heads. Great for bees and new queen bumbles making stores for overwintering. Produces large amounts of small grey seed.
Open meadows, prefers well drained soil. Can tolerate some shade.
Sow from late autumn to early spring in trays or modules, germination takes around 6 weeks.
It is said to have been named after the Greek hero Achilles, who used it to staunch the bleeding from the fatal wound in his heel. It has many other medicinal uses.
Avg contents: 250 seeds.