Achillea millefolium 'Terracotta'
Common Yarrow, Milfoil
Among the most carefree and generously blooming perennials for summer and early fall, several being equally useful in the garden and as cut flowers (taller kinds may be cut and dried for winter bouquets). Leaves are gray or green, bitter-aromatic, usually finely divided (some with toothed edges). Flower heads are usually in flattish clusters. Yarrows need only routine care: some watering (though they endure drought once established), cutting back after bloom, dividing when clumps get crowded.
Native to Europe and western Asia. Erect plant with narrow green or grayish-green leaves and flat-topped white flower clusters on 3-ft. stems. Spreads by underground runners. Many garden varieties have been selected for their flower color, which includes shades of cream to yellow, pink, and red.'Terracotta'
Strong-growing plant to 3 ft. tall and wide, with gray-green leaves and large flowers of rich yellow, fading through shades of orange.
Native from the Himalayas to eastern Asia. Sturdy, leafy warm-weather plant grows very quickly to 2 or...
Upright growth to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide, with solid deep red flowers.
Topnotch flower for cutting and drying. Grows 2 ft. tall, with scanty, narrow leaves and 1- to 2-in. p...