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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)

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

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:

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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

The achillea has golden / orange blooms. pokerboy.


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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