Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' - YARROW 'PAPRIKA'

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'Paprika' is cultivar of common yarrow with dark red flower, fading to pale creme-orange with age.

Grows usually to 2' of height and 0.75' of width, majority of leaves stay at the base. Flowers for quite a long period from early to mid summer, if cut back continues flowering till the end of summer.

Full sun the best (tolerates half shade, but the more shade = the less flowers or fade colors), average soil with average moisture. Adaptable to many soil types - sandy, rocky, heavier, clay. Avoid rich amended soils - these cause overgrown and floppy plants and waterlogged soils. Drought and black walnut tolerant.

Hardy in zones 3 to 9. Wild form of common yarrow is native wildflower to most of the states of USA, plant with long history of herbal use in tea mixtures or topical treatment for wounds, cuts and abrasions.

Deer and rabbit resistant plant. Attracts butterflies.

Excellent for sunny border, cottage gardens, herb gardens, butterfly garden, cut flower gardens, deer resistant plantings.

Goes well with many common sunny perennials and grasses. It's recommended to divide and renew the clumps after 3-4 years for better vigor.

Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot

Picture copyright : US Perennials nursery