Common yarrow 'Paprika'

Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' | Also known as: Soldier's woundwort 'Paprika', Thousand weed 'Paprika', Old man's pepper 'Paprika', Sanguinary 'Paprika' | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

Achillea millefolium f. rosea is native to Europe, Western Asia and North America. It has stunning soft pink flowers and delicate fern-like fragrant leaves. The flowers can fade if it gets too much sun. It's an easy to grow plant that's tolerant of drought and dry soil and also of air pollution, so it's fine for a busy city garden. It will bring butterflies to your garden. It's a lovely cut flower and it looks good as a dried flower too. If the plant gets too big you can just cut it back and split up the roots. This plant may struggle in wet or heavy soils and it could be affected by powdery mildew and stem rot.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch leaves.
Height [m]
  • 0.5 - 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.5 - 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Mat-forming
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z1-11
Heat zone
  • H8-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -46 - 4
Heat days
  • 7 - 120
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Meadows
  • Prairies
Garden spaces
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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