Saturday, March 15, 2014

Yarrow - Achillea Milleforium

Yarrow - Achillea Milleforium a native that I adore.

When I first got interested in Native plants and attracting more varmint's with wings into my yard this was my go to plant.

Hardy, Happy and Yellow.

And a Native drought tolerant plant.

I planted 4+ last year and just went on a Field trip to
Matilija Nursery and got a boat load more. Here is the skinny on these little loves!








 This is the one Native that I planted two years ago on a whim and it comes back with vigor and love every spring.  It is another California Native and can grow up to 3 feet tall. The leaves are evenly distributed and near the middle and bottom they are the largest.






The flowers are like a disk when they form. It is a flat top cluster. The flower smells sweet and like a chrysanthemum. They are drought tolerant. They compliment any butterfly garden. It will also attract predatory wasps, ladybugs and hover flies. It will need well drained soil in full sun and is not a picky plant so experiment. It can become very invasive.

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