Achillea Red Yarrow

Description

(Achillea millefolium roseum)

A quick growing, upright shrub that is easy to grow and has dark green, feathery foliage and large flat heads of crimson red flowers. It is summer flowering and has been used since ancient times as a wound dressing and as a tea for general health benefits.

Flavours/Food Partners

Red Yarrow is not a culinary plant but is an excellent traditional home remedy plant for wound dressings and as a tea for suppression of flu symptoms.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Yarrow has been part of the naturopath’s medicine cabinet for over 2000 years. Its main use was to aid in treatment of open wounds and in helping with the reduction of symptoms of the flu and the common cold. Yarrow tea has been used for many generations to give relief from a range of winter ills. A couple of times a day is best. There are some side affects and it shouldn’t be taken during pregnancy.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in almost any position in the herb or perennial garden, it prefers moist but well drained soil with high organic content.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed in spring, summer and autumn will keep the plants healthy and growing well.

CAUTION: Maybe harmful if eaten

Plant Attributes

SPECIAL QUALITIES Yarrow tea has been used for many generations to give relief from a range of winter ills.
FLOWERS Red flowers
HABIT PART TO FULL SUN, MODERATE FROST
WIDTH 80cm
HEIGHT 80cm