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Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' (yarrow)

Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'

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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

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

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

Striking in butterfly or flower gardens, with fragrant foliage and vibrant flowers that age gracefully to light pink, then to creamy yellow. Beautiful in both formal and informal gardens. Superb cut flower, fresh or dried. Tolerant of dry, poor soils. - Darwin Perennials

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.

Good Substitutions

yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose'
yarrow Achillea 'Moonshine'
yarrow Achillea 'Terracotta'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Summer
Summer
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative