from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large genus of perennial herbaceous plants, natural order Compositæ, of the northern hemisphere and mostly of the old world.
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- noun Any of various plants of the genus
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- noun any of several plants of the genus Achillea native to Europe and having small white flowers in flat-topped flower heads
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Plant perennials such as achillea, campanulas, columbine, geranium and marguerites.
Soon the columbine will appear, followed by achillea, wild grasses, coreopsis, daisies, several colors of coneflowers and asters.
“Now be sure not to miss the rose achillea, and my goodness, there must be a dozen varieties of aquilegia … oh, and liatris …” Ms. Evelyn called after Athen as she trudged up the hill in the direction Callie had previously scampered.
To the great suggestions thus far, I might add some of the better-behaved forms of achillea.
On the south side of the garden, against a low buckthorn hedge is a narrower border of sky-blue belladonna, delphinium, buttercups and achillea, with an edging of Chinese pinks.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
Now, the leaves and flowers of the common yarrow, or the _achillea milefolium_ of botanists, are an excellent thing in fevers, producing perspiration and cleansing the blood at the same time; but Eben knew that it should be macerated in boiling water.
I was tempted to use a variety of perennials in 9cm pots, including foxgloves, geums, scabious and achillea, but conscious that they are not strictly wild flowers.
Other perennials like buddleia, astilbe and achillea also work well in the colder seasons, he says.