Paprika Common Yarrow
Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'
|Description||Finely textured, fern-like gray-green foliage create a soft background for the tall heads of bright-red flowers. A proven performer in hot, dry situations with poor soil. Flower heads can be dried.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Foliage grows to 2 ft. tall, flowers to 3 ft. tall.|
|Design Ideas||An outstanding Mediterranean aromatic everlasting for southern European looks in beds and borders. Makes a fine easy perennial for the border with long lasting color. Works nicely in dryland xeriscapes where it matches demands of arid western natives. A traditional component of herb, cutting and knot gardens.|
|Companion Plants||Yarrow is a natural with other Mediterraneans such as Hazel Spanish Lavender, (Lavandula stoechas 'Hazel'), Lena Scotch Broom, (Cytisus x 'Lena'), Brilliancy Rock Rose, (Cistus x 'Brilliancy') and Santa Barbara Mexican Bush Sage, (Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara').|
|Care||Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove spent flower stems. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.|
|Lore||In the mythical siege of Troy, it is said that yarrow was the plant given by the centaur Chiron to the Greek general, Achilles. It's foliage is a natural coagulant used ever since to treat wounds on the battlefield. Flowers of yarrow are known as "|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.