Achillea 'Terracotta' AGM
This is a relative of the wild yarrow and has beautiful blooms which open orange fading to yellow with age. Very attractive to pollinators, particularly hoverflies but also bees, moths and butterflies and other pollinators. The plants spread slowly into sizeable clumps without becoming invasive. A good choice for growing in cottage and wildlife gardens, its a traditional border flower valued for its feathery foliage and striking flat, flowerheads which are carried through summer. Looks lovely with purple flowers such as purple loosestrife, verbena bonarieniense or purple toadflax and the insects will flock! Likes a free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. May self-seed, but the birds also like the seeds so don't be too tidy. Ht 80cm S 50cm.