Achillea Terracotta

Terracotta Yarrow

Achillea Terracotta (Terracotta Yarrow) has multicolored, earth-toned flower heads that change color as the flowers mature from peach to orange to russet. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 24" tall , 24-36" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015428

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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24" 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
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SKU
HC015428
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Terracotta Yarrow
Botanical Name
Achillea Terracotta
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Height
24 inches
Mature Height
24" tall
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Planting Guides

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.
  • Special comments:

    • 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.

    Garden care:

    • 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.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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