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Achillea millefolium Terracotta * Yarrow

The soft green leaves of Achillea Terracotta will tolerate foot traffic. Traffic is not so good for the flowers. Any of the Achillea millefolium varieties are a great lawn substitute and can be mowed. The blooms on Achillea Terracotta are shades of rust fading to gold. Achillea Terracotta will bloom in spring and much of the summer. Yarrows are hardy in a significant drought but like a little water now and again and will look much better for it. I use Achillea Terracotta in a perennial border or massed to give a long lasting soft pastel patch for a garden with warm colors. Achillea millefolium varieties make an excellent lawn substitute and germinate readily from seed.

Achillea Terracotta is a nectar source for the Checkerspot Butterfly species and is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

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Achillea Terracotta, Yarrow