The common name for Achillea millefolium is Yarrow.
The botanical name is derived from the Greek mythological character Achilles.
According to the Iliad, Achilles' soldiers used yarrow plants to treat their wounds which is why its also known as allheal and bloodwort.
Achillea is a hardy herbaceous perennials that originates from North America. The cultivated varieties have become reliable in gardens all over the world. These plants typically have frilly, soft, feathery aromatic leaves and masses of dazzling flower heads irresistible to butterflies and bees.
Plants should be deadheaded to encourage new growth and a second bloom. Cutting back after the second bloom will refresh plant and reduce the need for staking.