This pretty herb with white flowers can be found growing wild in fields and verges and has a long history of staunching blood flow and helping the body deal with fevers.
- Great for wild flower garden
- Loved by insects and bees
- Help to reduce fevers
A native perennial, the white flowering florets of yarrow can be found in late summer across meadows, verges, grassy places and hedgerows in the UK. It was used to help staunch blood flow and was purported to have been used by Achilles in the Battle of Troy to help heal the wounds of his soldiers.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: June - September
A herb that grows wild in grasslands, wild and rough places, yarrow is an easy herb to look after and once established will continue to spread and flower each year. It grows in most soils and prefers a spot with plenty of sun, although it is fine with some shade during the day. It will die right down in the winter leaving behind stalks of dead flowers which can look attractive into early winter if left.
Yarrow is a herb with a long history of medicinal use around the world for its anti-hemorrhagic action – meaning it can quickly stop bleeding and also to reduce pain by reducing inflammation. It is also a great herb for fevers and colds, as it encourages perspiration and helps reduce temperature and makes a good infusion when combined with other cold and flu herbs, such as elderflower. Yarrow can be cut and dried in bunches away from direct sunlight when in full flower and the leaves and flowers then powdered and stored in an airtight container for winter use.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.