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Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ (Yarrow)

Common Yarrow, Milfoil, Carpenter's Weed

Achillea Paprika, Yarrow Paprika, Achillea Millefolium Paprika, summer flowering perennial, drought tolerant perennial, red flowering perennial
Achillea Paprika, Yarrow Paprika, Achillea Millefolium Paprika, summer flowering perennial, drought tolerant perennial, red flowering perennial

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ is a stunning sight with its long-lasting, conspicuous, large clusters of bright red flowers fading delicately to light pink and creamy yellow as they age. Its pleasantly aromatic, green fern-like foliage nicely compliments the dusty-red flat umbel flowers. Blooming for weeks from early to late summer, in a beautiful color display, this yarrow creates eye-catching plant combinations and enlivens any sunny corner of your garden.

  • Easy care, droughtheathumiditydeer and rabbit tolerant, this Achillea is a perennial that is rich in many qualities aside from its good looks.
  • Grows up to 2 feet tall (60 cm) in an upright clump of cheerful red flowers with yellow centers held above the feathery mid-green foliage.
  • Thrives in full sun in averagedry to medium moisturewell-drained soilsLight shade is tolerated, but the best coloring and flowering are obtained in full sun. Dry soils are also tolerated. Avoid rich, moist soils which would cause your yarrow to get floppy or leggy. Good drainage is essential.
  • A vital ingredient of herbaceous borderscottage gardens, rock gardens, coastal gardensmeadows, or prairies. This Yarrow is also valued for the excellent quality of its cut flowers, whether in bouquets or dried floral arrangements.
  • Yarrows are a must if you are trying to attract butterflies!
  • Deadheading will extend the bloom season. Cutting back after initial flowering will promote a rebloom.
  • Achillea millefolium species is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North America.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Achillea, commonly known as Yarrow, belongs to the Asteraceae family, which also includes asters, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. The genus was named after Achilles, the hero of the Trojan Wars in Greek mythology, who used the plant to stop the bleeding and heal the wounds of his soldiers. Brightening the garden throughout the summer, this perennial plant is versatile, easy to propagate, and available in a wide range of sizes and colors.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
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, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Achillea
Common names Yarrow, Achillea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Coastal Garden
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Recommended Companion Plants

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Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Early Sunrise’ (Tickseed)
Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)
Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)
Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ (Sneezeweed)
Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ (Purple Fountain Grass)
Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
Dahlia ‘Moonfire’

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Achillea (Yarrow)
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
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, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Achillea
Common names Yarrow, Achillea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Coastal Garden
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