Growing Yarrow (Achillea) in containers

osen1952(Atlanta, GA)February 27, 2004

Did anyone grow Yarrow (Achillea) in containers? The info reads that this perennial does not like heavy rich soil but prefers sandy, loamy soil and acidic pH. Does it mean that I must not fertilize Yarrow at all?

Thank you in advance.

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paul299(z4 Minnesota)

You want fast spreading plants with a lot of foliage-fertilize. If you want flowers-do'nt.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2004 at 11:47PM
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Rosa(4ish CO Rockie)

Yarrow grows like gangbusters here in our alkaline soils and with very little water. So I wouldn't worry about the pH so much as just having more of a well drained mix, although they have performed more than fine in my heavy, wet, clay soils too. Except for the yellow cultivars that seem to stay more under control, I don't plant them anymore--they are invasive as heck!! Pots are a fine idea for this one.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2004 at 8:28AM
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