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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.
Just hearing this new, warm-colored Achillea’s name conjures a sweet and satisfying image. Finely dissected, grayish green foliage offsets paprika-toned buds and thick slices of small, individual old-gold florets. Position
‘Marmalade’ next to Kniphofia ‘Patricia Marrow’ and Nepeta ‘Joanna Reed’ so you can indulge in its rich autumnal shades.
Size: 2-1/2'–3' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Achillea ‘Marmalade’ (P-1091)
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