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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.
For its dense, sizeable heads of elegantly
layered, bright creamy white flowers, this sterling
Achillea earns the namesake ‘Moon
Pagoda’. Never fading to murky grays, the bold display
opens from soft yellow buds supported by strong,
branching stems and a green base.
Straight-up ‘Mondpagode’ is a highly
touted, AGM victor that always behaves, and dignifies
the border with Sedum ‘Matrona’ by
Size: 2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.
Achillea ‘Mondpagode’ (P-1239)
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