Details24" tall x 24-36" wide. An eye-catching Yarrow, 'Terracotta' has gray-green filigreed foliage and uniquely colored, earth-tone flowers that change from peach to coppery-orange and russet. This German-bred Yarrow is best grown in very lean, fast-draining soil to keep 'Terracotta' compact and non-floppy. This subtle beauty combines nicely with orange and yellow flowered perennials. A sterile variety. Salt Tolerant
|Common Name||Terracotta Yarrow|
|Botanical Name||Achillea Terracotta|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Orange, Yellow|
|Mature Height||24" tall|
|Mature Spread||24-36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Fragrant Flower / Foliage|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Tips On Growing Achillea (Yarrow)
Achillea (Yarrow) are long-blooming, Old World perennials that are exceptionally easy-to-grow and provide ample nectar for butterflies. They are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer. Most are tall, upright growers with the exception of evergreen Achillea ageratifolia (Greek yarrow) and Achillea millifolium ‘Sonoma Coast,' which are groundcovers.
Preferred growing conditions:
- These perennials grow in most any type of soil including clay.
- Should be mulched in dry climates with most any type of mulch materials including gravel in xeric plantings.
- Only requires deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season. Too much water makes them floppy.
- Plant in full, hot sun.
- Adding just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Avoid planting into a rich, highly-amended soil; they don't need it and it can make them floppy.
- Deadhead plants to prolong bloom.
- Achillea millifolium 'Sonoma Coast' is a superior lawn grass replacement and should be mowed to deadhead it after blooming in early summer. This keeps the foliage tidy and looking good.
- Fertilize Achillea once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
- Leave Yarrow standing over the winter. They have ornamental flower heads that catch the snow providing winter interest. Cut back to 1-2" inches above the soil in mid-spring when the plants begin to wake up.
- Achillea ageratifolia (Greek yarrow) is an evergreen groundcover that should NOT be cut back other than to deadhead it in early to mid-summer to encourage re-blooming.
- Plants can be divided in mid-spring when clumps die-out in the center or become too large for their place in the garden.
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I planted 2-3 of these yarrows last June. Then, I decided that I did not like where I planted them, so I uprooted them and moved them. They didn't like that very much, but they didn't thrive. They didn't die either.
Then, One of them mysteriously disappeared. A nearby yarrow started to look ill. I thought it was the plants. I NOW know that gophers were eating their roots :-/
All summer and fall, I watered them regularly. They did bloom, although not much, with kind of a dull orange bloom. They were very pretty next to the salvia reptans and the little night sage.
I let them stand over winder and trimmed back this Spring. Even though we had a dry winter and I have not started running the drip system yet, the yarrows are already coming up. Even the one that I thought was completely gone due to the gophers is sprouting a little bit.
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Was a bit worried when they arrived. Looks "tired" to my beginner eyes but they sprung back and never looked back. I do NOT baby these plants, just put them some gravelly soil where I needed something and they grow and grow. Very pleased.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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