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Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' (Common yarrow)

Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'

Common yarrow

Intense red flowers surround bright yellow centers. This Achillea is a vigorous grower that will quickly form a dense weed-blocking mat. It is one of the most floriferous of the Achillea cultivars, presenting a solid block of red in early summer. An easy and rewarding production plant, it has very few pest or pathogen problems.

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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

2-4 Feet

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Common yarrow Interesting Notes

This species was cultivated in Europe before 1440, used as a remedy for toothache, and mixed in ale in place of hops to increase the inebriating quality of the drink. It was thought to have a magical quality similar to our "apple a day keeps the doctor away," and was said to grow in churchyards as a reproach to the dead, "who need never have come there if they had taken their yarrow broth faithfully every day while living." The main use, however, was that of an herb to heal wounds. The genus was named after Achilles, who is said to have used A. millefollium to staunch the wounds of his soldiers. Soldier's Woundweed and Carpenter's Weed are other old English names. ~ Allan Armitage

Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Full sun to light shade in average, moist or dry soils. Tolerates sand or clay, but not wet feet. Very easy to grow and drought tolerant once established.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fast
Fast
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Groundcover
Groundcover
Dried Flower
Dried Flower
Container
Container

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Dry Sun
Mass Planting