How to Grow a Yarrow Plant and Keep it From Flopping 

Yarrow does best in full sun, but it can also handle some shade. Make sure the dirt can drain well.  

Choose the Right Location 

Planting Yarrow

Yarrow grows best in dirt that doesn't stay soggy. You can help your soil drain better by adding organic matter like compost if it is heavy or packed down.  

Prepare the Soil 

Grow yarrow from seeds or nursery plants. Sow seeds straight into soil in spring or fall. Nursery plants should be 12–24 inches apart, depending on variety.  


Once it's established, yarrow can handle dryness, so water it deeply but not often, especially when it's hot and dry. Root rot can happen if you water too much.  


Yarrow doesn't need a lot of manure. In the spring, a light dose of balanced fertilizer should be enough.  


Set up small trellises or sticks around the yarrow plants to help them grow. This keeps them from falling over, which is helpful if they get big.  


Preventing Flopping

When the plant is about half its full height, pinch back the stems. Initiating branches and a more compact, strong growth habit is aided by this.  


Yarrow grows quickly. Every few years, dividing the plant stops it from spreading and gives it new life, which helps it grow stronger.  

Divide Regularly 

After the first blooms, you might want to cut back the roots and flowers that are no longer alive. This can help the plant stay tight and bring on a second round of blooms.  


Put some organic mulch around the plants' bases to help the soil stay cool and keep the water in. The stems can also get some help from this.  


Grow a Natural, Chemical-Free Garden 

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