Yarrow is a plant with many names, testifying to its importance in traditional medicine throughout history. A few of its names include soldier’s woundwort, yarrow and Achillea, after the mythical Greek hero Achilles, who carried it with him to treat battle wounds in his army. In addition to its healing properties, yarrow is a source of food for many species of insects and birds and provides the perfect resting place for travelling butterflies. It is definitely a must-have perennial for any butterfly garden. The Colorado Mix variety is a mixture of blood red, cerise, cream, yellow and white coloured flowers, inspired by the colours of the Grand Canyon and the rivers of Colorado.