DIY Network

Summerwine Ninebark and Other Plant Varieties

Find out about 17 plant varieties and how to care for them in specific zones.

More in Outdoors

Terra Cotta Yarrow(5 of 17)

Gardener's Note of Interest: The generic name Achillea was chosen in honor of Achilles, the Greek hero of the Trojan War in Homer's Iliad, who used yarrow to treat his soldiers' war wounds.

- Spreading upright perennial with finely dissected foliage and brightly colored flowers in summer
- Plant in full sun; divide in spring every few years
- Plant in average to poor, well-drained soil
- Height: 18-24 inches
- Width: 18-24 inches, spreading
- Hardy in zones 3-9:

Zones 3-5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring.

Zones 6-9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.

Next Photo: Homestead Purple Verbena