Terracotta Yarrow has tall flower heads of warm burnt orange that fade to peachy terracotta and finally buttery yellow as they mature. The flowers are held on stiff 60cm stems, are long-lasting and will remain in bloom for many weeks, attracting many bees and butterflies. This Achillea is clump forming and will spread a little in the right conditions, the foliage is a soft greyish green, sometimes silvery, contrasting with the flowers, often giving the plant a multi-coloured appearance.
Achillea 'Terracotta' does best in an open sunny position, it tolerates heat and some shade, but above all it needs well-drained soil. It will grow in poor soils and often does well in gravel beds, paths and driveways. It is an ideal plant for creating some height between other low growing ground covers as it will combine well with many other dry garden plants. The flowers can be cut for bouquets and are also suitable for drying.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.