at Digging Dog
Legend has it that Achilles used this plant to heal
his soldiers’ wounds after battle. As a folk
remedy, its leaves are prescribed to soothe abrasions
and toothache. We find this sturdy, dependable plant
the perfect remedy for many design situations. The broad, flat flower heads enhance horizontal elements, their colors blending with other perennials. Spicy smelling, fernlike foliage and strong
straight stems add to overall attractiveness. Spreading
and drought tolerant, Yarrow seems to thrive on
neglect, can handle ocean spray and will bloom again in
the fall if cut back in midsummer.
Similar to the seasoning, this vigorous Galaxy hybrid flavors the garden with a distinctive red snappiness. The large flattened heads showcase gilded eyes, their bright rubescent coloring eventually fading to a deep pink hue, while delicate-looking green-gray foliage provides a tidy tranquil counterpoint. Persicaria ‘Golden Arrow’ heightens the recipe.
Size: 2' 0" high x 2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 4.
Achillea ‘Paprika’ (P-1368)
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