Paprika Common Yarrow
Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'
Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-KIL-lee-uh mill-ee-FOH-lee-um|
|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 "|
|Average Size at Maturity||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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|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').|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9