Achillea millefolium

This colorful California native is a great way to add a splash of color to a sunny bed. Standing 2' tall with a thicket of ferny foliage, come late spring Paprika sprouts 3” heads of bright red flowers. These heads mature to a salmon-rose color, with a more noticeable yellow eye. Once the blooming begins, the flowers keep on coming, flowering lasting into early autumn. Yarrow flowers are at the top of the list for butterflies, being both rich in nectar and providing a flat surface to light upon. One of the hardiest and most drought plants going, this yarrow is easy to mix in with other perennials. It can be used a lower vertical element, mixed in with Coreopsis, Echinaceas, Rudbeckias or Heleniums or employed to fill in the forefront of taller Hollyhocks. Excellent as a cut flower. Plant in full sun to light shade in fertile, well-drained soil. Clean up in winter for new spring growth. Deer and snail resistant.

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Low/Avg. Water

CA Native
USDA zones 3-10
deer proofdrought tolerant