at Digging Dog
Legend has it that Achilles used this plant to heal
his soldiers’ wounds after battle. As a folk
remedy, its leaves are prescribed to soothe abrasions
and toothache. We find this sturdy, dependable plant
the perfect remedy for many design situations. The broad, flat flower heads enhance horizontal elements, their colors blending with other perennials. Spicy smelling, fernlike foliage and strong
straight stems add to overall attractiveness. Spreading
and drought tolerant, Yarrow seems to thrive on
neglect, can handle ocean spray and will bloom again in
the fall if cut back in midsummer.
With imposing clusters of fire engine red
flowers heightened by prominent saffron yellow eyes and
a strong, self-supporting stance, this preeminent
German-bred Yarrow has a lot to offer.
Arising from airy and finely cut, grayish green foliage, its stiff, upright stems shoulder a fervid fiesta that continues
for months as the blooms age to soft apricot and
toasty orange shades, then finally to hushed golden
Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Achillea ‘Fireland’ (P-0873)
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