Achillea millefolium Paprika * Yarrow
Achillea paprika has finely dissected green leaves.The fragrant foliage grows 8-12" tall. The clear fire engine red blooms are most prevalent in the Spring and into the early Summer. The flowers gradually fade to cream and then paper bag brown. The clump gradually spreads by underground runners and is easily divided in the Fall. I have yet to see damage due to cold. Achillea Paprika does look a bit bedraggled while enduring Winter. A good shearing as things warm up in Spring has the Paprika Yarrow looking great. Achillea Paprika can withstand a summer of drought in our inland valleys in all but the hottest and driest parts of the garden. Achillea paprika is a nectar source for the Checkerspot Butterfly Species and is a great addition to the butterfly garden.
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