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Achillea (millefolium)

Steve Parr
Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center
P.O. Box 448, 5538 - RBC 4
Meeker, Colorado 81641
(970) 878-5003
(970) 878-5004 (fax)

Family Scientific Name: Compositae
Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium L.
Common Name: Western yarrow
Species Code: ACMI2
Ecotype: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Collection: Collected in Mesa Verde National Park by G. Noller on August 29 thru October 8, 1991.
Propagule Processing: Seed Processing: Clean with hammer mill then air screen cleaner.
Seeds/lb.: 2.2 to 4.1 million.
%Germination: 60-98%.
%Purity: 20-80%.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seed Treatment: None.
Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Propagation Environemnt: Field grown.
Establishment Phase: Sowing Date: May-June or September.

Sowing/Plant Tecnique: Planet Jr. 50-70 seed/ft. - 1/2" deep or less.
3' spacing on rows.
Active Growth Phase: N/A.
Hardening Phase: N/A.
Length of Hardening Phase: N/A.
Harvesting, Storage and Shipping: Harvest Date: Hand harvest or combine - August 13-October 29, 1992.

Storage Conditions: Cool and dry.
Length of Storage: At least 7 years.
Other Comments: Vegetative Propagation Method: Clumps can be split and replanted. Will need water for establishment.


Noller, Gary L.. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.) Achillea millefolium L. plants Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center Meeker, Colorado. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/05/08). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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