Achillea, or yarrow, is a friend of the summer garden because it blooms consistently throughout the hot months.
Yarrows are part of the Aster family, which is very well represented in Oklahoma gardens during the summer and fall. Achillea was named for the Greek mythological Achilles whose soldiers used yarrow to heal their war wounds. Yarrow has two common names that refer their healing properties: Allheal and Bloodwort.
Yarrows grow to about 2-feet-tall and wide in a sunny border. The naturalized-native and most common yarrow, Achillea millefolium, has white flowers and has been known to pop up in gardens and yards without any effort on our part. A millefolium can spread by seed and by rhizomes…..Click Here To Keep Reading