Achillea m. 'Terre Cotta' (Yarrow)

Achillea m. 'Terre Cotta' (Yarrow)

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Achillea m. 'Terre Cotta' 

This herbaceous perennial has multicolored blooms in peach, terra cotta orange, and pale yellow with delicate, fern-like leaves that produce an airy effect.  Flowers bloom early to late summer.  This yarrow spreads up to three feet wide and grows up two feet tall.  Popular for Mediterranean landscapes. Plant in mass, mixed borders, rock gardens and containers.  Deerhead to extend bloom season and cut back after initial flowering to promote rebloom.

Yarrow has deep roots that mine the subsoil for potassium, calcium, copper, phosphorus and magnesium, which makes this plant a nutrient rich mulch.  

Known as herbal militaris, for its use in staunching the flow of blood from wounds.  Native Americans had many uses for the plant, including pain relief, fever reduction, and blood issues of all kinds.  You can also use this to calm and heal rashes, bug bites, bee stings, cuts, and burns.  

You can dry the flowers and use them as confetti in batter.

A really great native to attract insects like hoverflies.  Hoverflie larvae eat aphids as their primary food source, they are so tiny that the naked eye cannot see them underneath leaves.  Adult hoverflies pollinate plants and feed mainly on nectar.

- Plant in full sun, light shade is tolerated but to achieve best coloring and flowering plant in full sun

- Irrigate occasionally requires little water once established

- Well drained soil, dry soils are tolerated- avoid rich moist soils

- Drought tolerant

 - Deer and rabbit tolerant 

- Attracts butterflies