Height is not the only difference between Gold Yarrow
and the many brilliant colors of Achillea millefoliums; their growing habits and
uses are very different also. Gold Yarrows bloom in late spring for about four
or five weeks and then are finished for the year while the A. millefoliums bloom
from late spring until frost. And, the little White Yarrow is a nice
addition to any moonlit walk and the colorful wandering ways of the other A.
millefoliums make for perfect spot fillers. Both Achilleas are widely adaptable
and can be grown in most parts of the US.
Gold Yarrow is a must
for dried flower arranging or fresh
wreath making. It holds its color very well for a long time. The
A. millefoliums tend to fade considerably when dried. Save some Gold
Yarrow flower heads for arranging with fall blooming
Lion's Tail and
Indigo Spires Salvia. To dry
these beauties, it is important to pick them before any of the little
gold flowers start to turn brown. Cut the stem as long as you like and
dry them in a vase upright. Like all dried flowers, it is
important to keep them out of direct sunlight.
Gold Yarrow is a great addition
to our Crafter's Herb Garden