Achillea 'Terracotta'

Achillea 'Terracotta'

Yarrow

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Achillea 'Terracotta'
  • Common name: Yarrow
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 80cm

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Orange
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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 full sun to partial shade. It self-seeds readily.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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