Achillea ‘Terracotta’ changes colour throughout its flowering season. The flower heads open coral pink, aging through orange terracotta and finally taking on lemon tones. You will have a range of gorgeous colour at any one time – and for a long time as the blooms last and last. A great plant for summer colour in a sunny spot.
Achillea ‘Terracotta’ produces handsome, flat umbels (to 10cm) of flowers over silver foliage. The blooms are on show for around four months from summer into autumn and are fantastic in a vase. Left in the garden, the flat flowers create a nice layer of colour.
Achillea ‘Terracotta’ thrives in Cool to Mediterranean climates coping well with both dry conditions and frost.
The silver green leaves have soft, silver hairs. The leaves form a dense mat that is great for suppressing those nasty weeds.
Achillea is commonly known as Sneezewort or Yarrow. The botanical name for the common form is Achillea ptarmica. Achillea is named for the Greek mythological hero who found healing qualities in plants. Ptarmica is from the green ptario which means to sneeze. When the foliage is crushed it has a fragrance which can cause sneezing. In fact, the dried leaves were used to make sneezing powder.
Late spring to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean