Yarrow, Milfoil, Staunchweed, Sanguinary, Thousandleaf, Soldier's Woundwort
Achillea 'Terracotta'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achillea (ak-ih-LEE-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Terracotta
Additional cultivar information:(aka Terra Cotta)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Juneau, Alaska

Penn Valley, California

San Diego, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Brighton, Colorado

Gainesville, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Norton, Massachusetts

Sparks, Nevada

Beaver Dams, New York

Chiloquin, Oregon

Gold Hill, Oregon

Duncannon, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

East Port Orchard, Washington

Spencer, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 12, 2012, treesmoocher from Spencer, WV wrote:

I bought three Terra Cotta from Bluestone in 2010. The first year, the pair I kept got about 15" tall, looked like the picture more or less, bloomed a couple weeks. Last year, they got the full three feet tall, eventually falling open, and bloomed in a wonderful spectrum of shades for months. I plan to divide them this spring. West Virginia, zone 6, heavily modified clay soil.

Neutral

On Mar 18, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Tall 3' - Plant 18" apart. Zone 3-9. Delightful silvery frosted foliage sports a peach colored flower which deepens to a rich burnt orange.
General Information
Achillea hybrids flower from summer to early fall. Irresistible to butterflies. Excellent fresh cut flowers or dried. Tolerant of drought, wind and heat. Grows well in almost any soil type. Spreads to fill in, so give them room

Neutral

On Mar 24, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

The achillea has golden / orange blooms. pokerboy.