Achillea millefolium Paprika
Achillea millefolium Paprika
Achillea millefolium Paprika
Achillea millefolium Paprika
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Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'

Unique colour changing flowerheads.
  • Huge, spectacular plate-like flowerheads between May and August.
  • Flowers open bright red with yellow centres before fading to pale pink and then to creamy yellow.
  • Incredibly attractive to bees and butterflies which will flock to flat topped flowers.
  • Stunning cut flowers for dramatic indoor arrangements, and ideal for drying too.
  • Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting, and growing to a height of 70cm (2½ft).

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Item: 560945
£9.97
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Achillea always stand out in gardens because of their large, flat-topped flowerheads that look quite unlike anything else, and their finely divided fern-like leaves. It takes its name from Achilles, who in legend is reputed to have used it to heal his soldier’s wounds after the siege of Troy, hence its other name ‘Soldier’s Wound Wart’.

‘Paprika’ is a fantastic variety with huge, plate-like flowerheads, each one made up of hundreds of individual blooms that are bright red with yellow centres when they first open. As they age, they fade to pale pink and then to a rich, creamy yellow creating a multi-colour effect that’s a truly stunning sight.

Recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators', the summer flowers are a favourite with butterflies and bees. Flowering from May to August, they’re a welcome contrast to the more usual rounded or spike shaped flower heads of most perennials and they look incredibly dramatic as cut flowers, lasting well in a vase, and can even be dried.

‘Paprika’ will grow in sun or partial shade, and any soil is suitable as long as it’s well drained.

Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting, and growing to a height of 70cm (2½ft) and width of 50cm (20in).

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Item 560945 supplied as:
Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting, and growing to a height of 70cm (2½ft) and width of 50cm (20in).

Plant Care Information

RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Deadhead faded flowers to encourage more.
  • Leave some flowerheads on the plant for winter interest.

Care Information

  • To plant, firstly water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out some of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed.
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well before adding a mulch around the base of the plant.
  • Water regularly and feed every two weeks with a general purpose fertiliser.
  • Cut back old stems in autumn, unless you want to leave them in place over winter, in which case cut back in spring.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
70 cm
50 cm
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