Botanical Name: Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'
Common Name: Paprika Yarrow  
Plant photo of: Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Native Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Walkways


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Filler, Lawn Alternative, Fire Resistant, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: El Nativo
  • Description

  • Notes

This yarrow has warm red flowers that appear May to July. Foliage is green, fern-like, and aromatic. Grows about 18 to 30 inches tall and wide. Flowers open bright, warm red and fade to pink.
Many different cultivars of Yarrow are available, with different flower colors, including yellows, reds, peaches, and pinks. Yarrow makes a good ground cover when mowed, and tolerates a fair amount of foot traffic. Divide in the spring every few years as the centers can sometimes melt out. Grow in full sun to part shade in well drained soils. Tolerates clay soils. Yarrows are best not planted next to slower-growing and smaller perennials, as they may overtake and overwhelm them.