English Mace



Achillea ageratum
Edible herb providing useful groundcover for a sunny spot in any soil. It spreads gradually to make a fine clump of bright green divided foliage and flowers from mid to late summer. The flower stems are tall and strong, making it ideal for a windy position, and each carry masses of creamy white daisy flowers. The flowers are very long lived and the plant can bloom well into the autumn. The chopped leaves can be used to stuff chicken, flavor soups, stews, potato salad etc. English mace has, in the past, had many medicinal uses. It is a native of Italy and Spain and was introduced to England in the 1570s. It was used medicinally in much the same way as the more well-known Costmary. 9cm pot. Certified organic plant.