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Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.08m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.9m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourCrimson red, salmon pink, cream-yellow, brown
  • Leaf ColourGreen-grey

Description

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ (Yarrow). This is a mat-forming cultivar with ferny green-grey leaves and bright crimson-red, flattened corymbs with yellow centres. These change colour as they mature to salmon pink, then cream-yellow and finally to brown.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Northern Hemisphere

Interest and use

Grown for floral interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This species prefers full sun, and a well drained soil.

Propagation

Divide plants in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew is common and aphids may be a problem.

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