Achillea 'Terracotta'

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Buy Achillea 'Terracotta' yarrow: Long-lasting, rich terracotta flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This versatile, sun-loving perennial will add colour as well as structure to herbaceous borders and pots, but it also looks right at home in a prairie, gravel or wildlife-friendly setting. Their flattened flowerheads are a fab colour, starting off a rich terracotta, but fading to soft biscuit tones as they mature over the summer. The plate-like flowerheads contrast particularly well with spikey or upright shapes - so salvia, veronicastrum and eryngium makes great partners.

  • Garden care: Achilleas do not like wet soil. Stake using bamboo canes or brushwood before the flowers appear. Cut down to the ground in late winter, but resist the urge to do this earlier, as the seed heads look lovely in the winter. Pull out seedlings as they appear as they rarely match the parent plant, and lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.

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Notes on Achillea 'Terracotta'

"Biscuit-orange heads fade to cream echoing late summer - perfect with bleached-canvas grasses like Stipa tenuissima and Hordeum jubatum"

Stunning.

5

Probably my favourite Achillea (along with Credo). The flowers are a wonderful shade of orange, which look amazing alongside Credo, Russian Sage or a blue Lavander. Bees & other pollinators love the flowers, which last from July - mid September. The orange colour is wonderfully subtle, not too rich, and therefore is easy to contrast in any setting. Looks especially great in a meadow or cottage setting. A wonderful specimen.

DavidG

Essex

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Didn't thrive as well as expected

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I ordered 3 pots and only one us still growing. The remaining one seems to have new growth so out too concerned as I will divide once the clump is big enough. Great colour though and the bees loved it!

Florence

Leicestershire

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Nice young plant arrived and grew on well.

5

Planted in conjunction with recommended colour contrast plants and looked fabulous.

Bonnecca

Somerset

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Attractive, drought tolerant but didn't survive wet winter

4

I loved my achilleas, the flowers are pretty (though more pale yellow the photos suggest). with lovely feathery foliage, and vigorous They lasted 2 summers and one winter, and are pretty drought tolerant, but the winter we just had killed all 3! We have clay soil which they didn't mind in summer, but the very cold wet winter did them in. Was very disappointed as now I'll have to find replacements to fill the gaps. If you have heavy clay soil, you might be better off choosing a different plant. Or maybe mix some grit or sand into the planting hole.

Suzi9

London

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I would by this again

5

When I had a problem the Crocus team were very helpful, and now I have the right plants they are wonderful & I'm over the moon.

Stephen

Reading

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Adds Winter interest along with Summer colour

5

Have had a few of these plants over the last couple of years and all are growing well. They have long lasting flowers in the Summer which remain as interesting brown skeletons in the Winter border.

Soozles

Penistone

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Nice

4

Very healthy and hardy. Slightly more orange than expected so found it hard to find a good spot for them in the border - was hoping for something a bit more subtle.

Lucy

London

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Wonderful long flowering colourful display with leggy stems

4

Wonderful in a bed with gaps to see plants behind. Interesting foliage and strong colour. I love the way the flower heads seem to float in the air and the leaves are unusual and interesting. The photo is before they fully developed

Wellsprin

Berks

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Love it

5

Lovely looking plant. Had a year where the slugs almost destroyed it but it bounced back and is looking better than ever. Full of flower and hardy little plant

Kilo_Tango

Derbyshire

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Plants disappeared

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I bought a number of achillea both terracotta and moonshine all disappeared within a year despite mild winter.

IFlew

Oxford

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Advice re numbers please! Hello I have an L shaped area of about 2 square metres to fill and would like colour. The area is sunny and well drained. The plants I am thinking of are Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam', Hemerocallis 'Stella De Oro' and Achillea 'Terracotta'. I have often read that when planting you should plant in groups of 3 but also see that some of these plants should spread to 45 cm. Given the space I have to fill, should I choose 3 of each of these to ensure I have a good show of colour, or start off with one each in the knowledge they will eventually spread? All advice very much appreciated. Bev

Bev Rawson

Hello There, It really depends on how patient you are! I would plant 3 of each as this will ensure a reasonably full display quite quickly and it will also make sure there are no gaps when they all grow together.

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Which plants are Deer proof? I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.

david

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

What can we grow in our dry, sunny border? I have a sunny and very dry border up against the front of the house. It is about 14 inches wide but protected by the house from receiving hardly any rain. Because of the window any plants must be less than 1m high. We have considered lavender but would really appreciate any other suggestions.

Carl and Deirdre Leaman

There are some lovely plants (including the lavenders) that will thrive in a dry, sunny spot, but it will be important that they are kept really well watered for the first year or so until they have had a chance to become established. Below are some of the ones we sell, just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Convolvulus cneorum http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=940&CategoryID= Cistus http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Cistus&x=5&y=8 Santolina chamaecyparissus Nana http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4359&CategoryID= Lavender http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Lavandula&x=10&y=9 Achillea http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Achillea&x=11&y=7 Echinops http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=echinops+ritro

Crocus

What can I plant that the deers won't eat? What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.

Kelly L. Sliker

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

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