Paprika Achillea is an excellent variety that produces stunning 2 - 3-inch, dusty-red flower clusters with contrasting yellow centers and fern-like aromatic foliage. It tolerates drought once established and the salty conditions found in coastal gardens. The tiny flowers attract bees and butterflies, while the seeds of yarrow appeal to wild birds. Deer and rabbits tend to leave it alone.
Common Names: yarrow, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand seal
Achillea Companion Plants: Dahlia, Eryngium, Hemerocallis, Ornamental Grasses, Phlox, Phygelius, Rudbeckia, Saliva
Paprika Achillea Plant Care: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 4-5 weeks. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. They are not picky about the soil type if it is well drained. Plants can be thinned if they become too dense. Because yarrow does not die back completely in the winter, wait till spring to remove any old dead growth. In order to maintain its vigor, plants should be divided every 3-5 years.