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.
This truly architectural Yarrow blooms on three different levels. Flowers, ranging in color from rust to sandstone, unfurl from terracotta buds at 16, 24 and 30 in. upon a backdrop of cool green fern-like leaves and erect stalks. ‘Inca Gold’ mixes well with the scented foliage of Agastache ‘Tango’ or the cream-colored flowers of Anthemis ‘Susanna Mitchell’.
Blooms early July–early October
Size: 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 ‘Fireland’
- Achillea ‘Hella Glashoff’
- Achillea ‘Hoffnung’
- 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’