Achillea is a large genus in the daisy family. Several species are grown for their dainty foliage and flowers. The flower heads are many, small, and grouped in flat clusters. According to Pliny the Elder, the name Achillea comes from the Greek physician Achilles who supposedly used them to heal its wounds.
Yarrows are easy to grow, and need little care, except some grooming to remove spent flowers. They are propagated by division in fall or spring.
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