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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 red flowers gradually fade to cream and then paper bag brown. Removing spent flower stalks extends the flowering season. 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 millefolium varieties can be planted in a shady garden as a lawn substitute. In this setting they yarrow plants will occaisionally flower and require infrequent mowing. Achillea Paprika is a nectar source for the Checkerspot Butterfly, Mormon Metalmark, California Common Ringlet, Painted Lady Butterfly, Great Purple Hairstreak, Northern White Skipper, and the White Checkered Skipper and is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

Achillea millefolium Paprika, Yarrow

Red flowers and foliage of the yarrow Achillea millefolium Paprika. Visit our garden image catalog for these and other high resolution photos.

Achillea millefolium Paprika, Yarrow

Red flowers and foliage of the yarrow Achillea millefolium Paprika.

A list of the Yarrow's featured on this site:
Achillea Apple Blossom * Apple Blossom Yarrow
Achillea Cerise Queen * Cerise Queen Yarrow
Achillea clavennae * Silver Yarrow
Achillea Desert Paprika * Desert Paprika Yarrow
Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold * Coronation Gold Yarrow
Achillea Hoffnung * Hoffnung Yarrow
Achillea kellereri * Keller's Yarrow
Achillea lanulosa * Mountain Yarrow
Achillea Moonshine * Moonshine Yarrow
Achillea Paprika * Paprika Yarrow
Achillea Pomegranate * Pomegranate Yarrow
Achillea ptarmica * Pearl Yarrow
Achillea Salmon Beauty * Salmon Beauty Yarrow
Achillea Sonoma Coast * Sonoma Coast Yarrow
Achillea Terracotta Terracotta Yarrow
Achillea The Beacon * The Beacon Yarrow
Achillea tomentosa * Woolly Yarrow