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Achillea 'Terracotta'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Orange

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Achillea 'Terracotta'

Plant details

Achilleas are traditional border flowers valued for their feathery foliage and striking flat, flowerheads which are carried through summer. They team well with other perennial flowers and are a useful for a traditional herbaceous border. They also look well in island beds, and other perennial planting schemes.

Achillea 'Terracotta' has beautiful blooms which open orange fading to yellow with age. It's attractive to pollinators, particularly hoverflies. The plants spread slowly into sizeable clumps without becoming invasive. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

It's a good choice for growing in cottage and wildlife garden schemes. Grow Achillea 'Terracotta' in free-draining soil in sull sun to partial shade. It self-seeds readily.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Achillea

Cultivar: Terracotta

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Orange

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 80cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to May


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11SMC

I have just cut off the lower branches of a leylandii hedge up to about 5ft. Any suggestions on what would grow best in the ground now exposed below the hedge??


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