Achillea 'Paprika' (Galaxy Series)
Description: Another addition to the increasing range of colours of Achillea. Tiny, long-lasting, dusty-red flowers with yellow centers appear in dense, flattened flower heads from June to September Initial flower colour fades to light pink, creamy yellow and brown. The flowers are held high on tall stems above the ferny foliage with a spicy aroma are produced over a long period in the summer.
Uses: Good in a sunny border especially when used with hot colours or among grasses. Ideal for creating a cottage garden effect or for naturalistic planting and it is attractive to insects but not liked by deer. It also makes an excellent cut flower and the flower heads can be dried
Climate/Position: Full sun
Height/Spread: 75cm x 60cm
Soil Requirements: Suitable for any soil but perfers moist, well-drained but not wet soil. Will toerate drought.
Pruning: Most people prefer to leave the attractive flower heads through the autumn and winter and cut down to the ground in late winter
Special Requirements: Lift and divide clumps in autumn or spring if required.
Additional Interest: Achillea was named by the Swedish botanist Linnaeus, in honour of the Greek hero Achilles.