Clara Florence wrote:I would love to grow this plant but have hd zero success. Cant even get a seed to germinate, probably my climate and soil is completely wrong. I have rich, fertile alluvial clay soil and high rainfall and humidity. Alas, because it is such an attractive plant.
'YARROW', MILFOIL', 'THOUSAND SEAL', 'KWAYU'HAYIPSNL' (Chehalis Indian name meaning "squirrel-tail"). White 1/4" flowers in flat 2 - 6" clusters in June to September. Aromatic hardy perennial to 2 - 3 feet, with delicate feathery 8" leaves. North Hemisphere. Easily grown old-fashioned flower, giving lots of bloom for little care. Forms nice clumps with age. Good for sowing in meadows. Highly valued as medicine in all parts of the world where it grows, used for coughs, colds, aches and pains, to stop bleeding, childbirth medicine, bronchitis, and as a tonic. Girls would put it under their pillows to dream of future lovers. Was used as a tobacco substitute, for snuff, and in place of hops for brewing beer to make it more intoxicating. Contrary to popular belief, this is a native North American plant.
Anne Miller wrote:I grew yarrow last year from seed. I used a spice bottle with tiny holes to shake the seed directly onto the soil in three place, then covered with dirt. Only one place sprouted and I had five plants. I transplanted them evenly in the row I had for them. Two transplants grew about 2" tall and never bloomed. I am hoping they will bloom this year.
One plant has two baby plants. How is the best way to transplant them? Would I root them first and then plant or just plant them in a new location?