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Achillea 'Paprika'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Luscious apple-red and paprika colored flowers with sulphur yellow centers are among the most beautiful of all yarrows. From early to late summer, tall flower stems are topped with flat heads of these brightly colored blossoms. This species has gray-green, ferny leaves that form a low, spreading clump. It is a quick spreader and can form large masses if left unchecked.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Yarrow is one of the easiest perennials to grow and is a good choice for beginners. All it needs is full sun and well-drained soil. It thrives in average to poor soil and is drought tolerant once established. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be tall and floppy. After the flowers have faded, cut the plant back by half. This will likely stimulate a second flush of blooms in late summer. Do not let plants go to seed. Most varieties do not come true from seed. Divide every few years to keep plants to a manageable size.

Flower Color

Red shades

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

24 Inches

Good Companions

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia ), Coreopsis-Threadleaf (Coreopsis verticillata), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Lamb's Ear-Giant (Stachys byzantina), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia verticillata), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell-Spike (Veronica spicata)

Plant Height

24 Inches

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs, Low water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Mass Plant, Drought Tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Salt Tolerant, Border, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Dried Flower, Container

Bloom Time

Midsummer, Early summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant, Rabbit Resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

Early winter, Mid-winter