It is said that the Millefeuille increases the production of essential oil in nearby plants. This is already a good reason to use the Millefeuille as a companion plant.
The yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is named after the ancient hero Achilles who was supposed to use it on him and his men for external wounds.
Yarrow, or simply yarrow, is a colorful and beneficial addition to any garden. The yarrow spreads and produces magnificent clusters of pale flowers. As it is very bitter, the plant has little culinary value. However, it is possible to prepare an infusion with dried flowers and the young shoots add bitterness in salads, a little like nasturtium.
The folklore of gardening claims that yarrow yarrow increases the production of essential oils in nearby plants. The yarrow will host with open arms many beneficial predatory insects such as ladybirds, caryopses. Several desirable parasitic wasp species are also attracted to the yarrow. It repels a whole range of insects that would like to harm your plantation. Yarrow is commonly planted at the edge of the garden so that its long roots do not compete with your plants.
Once your yarrow is planted, it requires little maintenance. It does not need to be fertilized and should only be watered during periods of severe drought.
Latin name: Achillea millefolium
Type: Perennial, herbaceous.
Height: 15_25 cm
Harvest: Maturity in 10-11 weeks.
Effect: Odour coverage and discretion
Climate: Full sun, hot and dry conditions; will not tolerate wet soil.
PH: Between 4.7 and 8.0
Soil Medium to poor soil, well drained.
Germination: From 14 to 21 days (max 28) / 21°C
Spacing: 45 – 60 cm apart
Seeds per gram: 2,500 – 4,700
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