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Nov 27, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Say 'Yes' to Yarrow

Red cultivar of yarrow, Achillea millefolium, planted in the Color Garden at Toledo Botanical Gardens. Red was the theme that year. I love all the color variations now available for this plant.

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Nov 27, 2020 6:25 PM CST
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A cheery, lovely banner. Love it! ❣️ ❣️ ❣️ ❣️ ❣️
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Nov 27, 2020 6:27 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Great banner Elizabeth!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Nov 27, 2020 6:52 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Here's the photo I used for this banner, and another shot of the same red form of yarrow.

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I'd love to see photos of some of the other colors of yarrow that are now available, if you're willing to share them.

- Elizabeth
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Nov 27, 2020 8:01 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Striking banner!
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Nov 27, 2020 8:08 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Beautiful banner. Love the red color.

Thank you for sharing your photos.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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Nov 27, 2020 9:51 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Delightful detail in this banner. Very nice! Thumbs up
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Nov 27, 2020 10:23 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Elizabeth, beautiful banner! Smiling
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Nov 28, 2020 12:34 AM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Wonderful, cheery banner Elizabeth!
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Nov 28, 2020 2:15 PM CST
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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Gorgeous photos - looking very much like Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'.
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Nov 29, 2020 9:18 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Thanks so much, @HemNorth, for sharing the Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' shot. To my eyes that one looks more orange than the ones I saw and photographed, but I'm glad to have seen this one now (new to me). I'm amazed that horticulturists can bring such variety to a plant that started out as a humble wildflower, mostly white, but occasionally pink.
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Nov 29, 2020 3:54 PM CST
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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Hello, @arctangent - Yes, the orange shades are there, but the red and pinker shades can also appear. It could be the soil or the aging factor, but that's what I love about Paprika. The surprise factor.
The database photos show a variety of shades:


At the bottom end of Database photos, the third Plant Combination photo, by @Calif_Sue is also a Gem.
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Nov 29, 2020 8:11 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Wow! Thank you @HemNorth. I can totally relate to this phenomenon. I see it in cultivars of dahlias and peonies, which I'm more familiar with. Growing conditions (soil chemistry, weather, planting zone, etc.) play a role, I'm sure, as you suggest. I can understand the appeal of a plant that is full of surprises like Paprika.
- Elizabeth
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