Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Paprika') in the Yarrows Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
K (Potassium)
Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Some people may develop a skin rash or become overly sensitive to sunlight
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Underground rhizomes
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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The Wonderful YarrowThe Wonderful Yarrow
November 17, 2014

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, has been known and loved for thousands of years, and in fact, its name came from the Greek hero, Achilles.

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Posted by Zencat (West Valley City, Utah - Zone 7a) on Aug 16, 2012 8:57 AM

Very hardy plant. I missed watering it through 90ยบ+ weather and it bounced back with no problems and even rebloomed.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 28, 2012 10:04 AM

'Paprika' Yarrow is an easy to grow perennial with fern-like foliage and a long bloom time. It likes full sun and average soil conditions. Flowers shaped like pie plates are bright red with yellow centers and are on stalks 18 to 24 inches tall. You can prolong flowering by cutting back the plants after the first flowering flush in early summer. The flowers are good for cutting and are attractive to butterflies.

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Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Aug 28, 2014 12:50 PM

This yarrow grows to about 24 inches in my zone 6 garden, in full sun. This area is close to the patio and sidewalk, so it gets piled high with snow in the winter and gets soggy in the spring. It does not bother this Achillea. It is a vigorous spreader for me, so I thin it out every year sometime in July. I also cut it back aggressively after the blooms fade, and it often reblooms. I enjoy this Achillea, but it does tend to get floppy, so I place supports around the front and grow taller plants behind it to prop it up.

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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Oct 14, 2016 8:24 AM

I am not a fan of yarrow in general. I find it weedy and too often overrun by grass. I do, however, grow it for its herbal properties. I've tried several cultivars and have settled on this one as my go-to. The bloom color is very striking (many others seem washed out or dirty to me), it clumps up nicely, and it hopefully will spread into a solid mass. If all goes well, I will likely divide this so I have 3 groupings of it among my herbs. Nice bright spot among the mostly purple or yellow flowers of other herbs. The leaves are edible either raw or cooked, although they are bitter. Some folks may develop a skin rash from yarrow or become more sensitive to sunlight.

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