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Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’

 

Yarrow

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusAchilleaYarrows; “Achillea” means “Achilles,” who used the herb in battle
SpeciesmillefoliumMeans “thousand-leaf”
Cultivar‘Paprika’Named for the red color of some cultivars

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This cultivar of common yarrow occurs in bright yellow, orange and red. This is either a cultivar of Achillea millefolium, or a cross between A. millefolium and A. ‘Taygetea’.

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

The red variety is the most popular. By Stan Shebs.

Identification: See common yarrow.

Online References:

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ on Horticopia

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ on www.dyckarboretum.org

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

5/29/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

8/4/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

6/17/2007 · Pepperell, MA
≈ 27 × 18" (69 × 46 cm)

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

6/11/2008 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 4 × 2½" (11 × 7.3 cm)

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

6/11/2008 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 2½ × 1¾" (6.9 × 4.6 cm)

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)

4/24/2007 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 20 × 13" (51 × 34 cm)

Range: Zones 3-8:

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