Achillea – Terracotta Yarrow
Bring warm shades of yellow, peach, and orange to your garden with the long-time popular Terracotta Yarrow, Achillea. In summer its apricot orange blossoms lighten to soft pastel yellow, peachy orange and all shades in between. With all the colors showing at once it creates a magnificent canvas of color. Flowers appear for months for loads of bouquets.
For years a favorite with gardeners, its unique colors sets it apart. Terracotta’s flowers make excellent cut and dried arrangements. Continuing the show after the flowers have stopped being produced, are its blossoms that dry right on the plant to a soft pastel yellow. Its ferny, gray-green foliage always looks good.
It attracts butterflies and is deer and rabbit resistant. It makes a good companion for ornamental grasses, Coneflowers and Russian Sage. Drought tolerant once established.
Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Likes average soil, not too rich. Although drought tolerant, keep well watered when establishing plants, and when plants are setting up buds and blooming. Divide every 2-3 years.