English Mace (Achillea ageratum) is a little-known culinary herb with mild flavoured leaves. Not to be confused with the spice mace, which comes from the outer shell of nutmeg, use the young, aromatic leaves to flavour soups and stews, whilst also chopping them and adding to potato salads.
This plant spreads gradually to make a fine clump of bright green divided foliage with clusters of small creamy daisy-like flowers from mid to very late summer. The flower stems are tall and strong and can be cut for arrangements in the house and also dry well as complete stems for winter.
A herbaceous perennial that prefers well-drained soil in a sunny position.
More herbs in hairy pots are available in store.
Height and spread: H:40cm, W:30cm
Material: This herb plant is grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir with natural latex.