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 project horizontal elements, their colors blending with other perennials. Spicy smelling, fern-like 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 tones.
Blooms June–early August.
Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Achillea ‘Alabaster’
- Achillea x ‘Coronation Gold’
- Achillea filipendulina ‘Parker’s Variety’
- Achillea ‘Hella Glashoff’
- Achillea ‘Hoffnung’
- Achillea ‘Inca Gold’
- Achillea x kellereri
- Achillea ‘Marmalade’
- Achillea millefolium ‘Pretty Belinda’
- Achillea millefolium ‘Red Velvet’
- Achillea ‘Mondpagode’
- Achillea ‘Paprika’
- Achillea ‘Sawa Sawa’
- Achillea x schwellenberg
- Achillea ‘Taygetea (cream form)’
- Achillea tomentosa ‘Aurea’
- Achillea ‘Walther Funcke’
- Achillea ‘Weser River Sandstone’