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A Terrific Duo to Try: Achillea and Festuca

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Perfect for poor soils, this appealing summer border is fairly easy to replicate at home. Long-lasting, low care, deer resistant and drought tolerant, this planting combines the crimson-tinted pancake-like flower heads of Yarrow (Achillea) with the blue clumps and elegant creamy-white plumes of Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca). Enjoy weeks of color while doing virtually nothing!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues


Credit: GAP Photos/Jonathan Buckley - Design: John Massey, Ashwood Nurseries

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues


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