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Terra Cotta Common Yarrow

Achillea millefolium 'Terra Cotta'

Delicate, fern-like leaves produce an airy effect. Multicolored blooms in peach, terra cotta orange, and pale yellow that retain their color when cut and dried. Popular for Mediterranean landscapes. Plant in mass, mixed borders, rock gardens and containers. Tolerant of heat and drought. Herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationa-KIL-lee-uh mill-ee-FOH-lee-um
Average Size at MaturityModerate to fast growth to 12 in., 2 to 3 ft. tall in bloom, spreading 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasSpreading 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitClump-forming
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Naturalizes Well, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsIn 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

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