Thursday, June 25, 2009

June Flower of the Month



June Flower of the Month

Yarrow
Achillea
Zones: 3 to 9
Yarrow Art






Yarrow are tall and feathery: They come in many colors, Yellows, Red and Pastels. They prefer full sun. They are very hardy and grow from 1 to 2 feet tall.


They look good with other flowers because: Their puffy flowers float above tall stalks; Butterflies and Bees visit Yarrow often.


Yarrow is a wonderful plant that can get very tall! It's foliage is feathery looking and light, while the flowers look flat on top and spread out wide in an oval shape. The flowers look like they are floating in the air! A hardy, carefree Perennial for hot and dry locations. Make sure it has well drained soil. Yarrow looks good planted with other tall plants like Daisys, Iris, Poppies and so many more. They have soft silvery-grey leaves. Be careful not to over-water or over-fertilize them because this can produce weak flower stems. Yarrow bloom in early Summer to late Summer and their leaves stay evergreen all year.