Terra Cotta Common Yarrow
Achillea millefolium 'Terra Cotta'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-KIL-lee-uh mill-ee-FOH-lee-um|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate to fast growth to 12 in., 2 to 3 ft. tall in bloom, spreading 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Spreading yarrow is excellent for the front of a dry border, particularly against a pea gravel or decomposed granite foreground. Makes a super filler for herb gardens, contributing aromatic foliage and cut flowers. Add to rock gardens, dry banks and slopes. Naturalizes well in the wild garden with western shrubs and grasses. A natural in the Mediterranean garden and in well drained terra cotta pots. Do not let the plants go to seed.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||In dry borders or container gardens, group this yarrow with dwarf Grasses and red and blue blooming Sage, Spanish Lavender, Gaillardia, Mullein and Hemerocallis.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9