PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Common Yarrow, Milfoil|
|A plant of many names! It has variously been called, Devil's Nettle, Hundred-leaved Grass, Lace Plant, Milfoil, Nose Pepper, Nosebleed, Sanguinarya and Soldier's Woundwort (to name just a few), some clearly referring to its medicinal properties, others to its appearance. Whilst many cultivars are available, this wild flower is white or cream, sometimes pale pink. The flat heads of tiny blooms are held on wiry stems clothed in very fine, ferny, dark-green foliage. Attractive to bees, hoverflies and other beneficial insects. I am offering, separately, seed gathered from a lovely deep-cream plant, but cannot guarantee that it will come true.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow onto the surface of moist, but not waterlogged, compost in spring or autumn. (Please note that it is very difficult to fully isolate the seeds, so the packet will usually contain chaff.) It may be beneficial to cover with clear plastic until germination occurs, which should take 14-21 days. Prick out seedlings and grow on in a cold frame, planting out when all danger of frost is past.|