The TICA database (record 340F074E-D149-4746-B9EF-1D3BD753BC37), places this species as a synonym of Achillea tenuifolia Lam.[
Achillea santolina is a perennial plant producing a cluster of unbranched, flowering stems up to 30cm tall from a basal mat of growth.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Western Asia to E. Asia - Turkey, Israel to Pakistan
A weed in cereal fields on loessial and brown soils and in shallow wadis in Israel[
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Species in this genus generally succeed in most soils but prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position[
]. Plants generally live longer when growing in a poor soil[
Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[
The plant is carminative and tonic[
]. It is used to treat stomach aches in children[
The plant is insect repellent[
Seed - sow spring or early autumn in a cold frame[
]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, the divisions can be planted direct into their permanent positions.
Basal cuttings of new shoots in spring. Very easy, collect the shoots when they are about 10cm tall, potting them up individually in pots and keeping them in a warm but lightly shaded position. They should root within 3 weeks and will be ready to plant out in the summer.