Yarrow in the Garden

Yarrow in the Garden

Yarrow, a perennial zones 3-9, likes poor to average soil and full sun. It comes in white, pink, purple, red, and yellow.  Adding yarrow to a container eases your watering schedule, since it benefits from the drying out of soil.  A butterfly magnet and a great attractant for beneficial bugs, Yarrow also aids in the decomposition of your compost!  What more could you ask for….herbal remedies?  Well, there’s that too.  Many cultures have used this plant to help heal wounds.  In the Middle Ages, they added it to flavor beer before the use of hops.  Yarrow will make itself comfortable in your garden and will benefit from division every 2 to 3 years in either spring or fall.   So get some and then share with your friends!

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