Still one of the most popular garden plants today, A. 'Moonshine' is valuable in the landscape because it combines well with almost everything. It is a terrific foil for many other colors including purple, blue, and pink. Its flat-topped, canary yellow flower clusters and bright silver foliage light up the garden.
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Hardiness Zone:3 - 8
Yarrow Growing and Maintenance Tips
Yarrow is one of the easiest perennials to grow and is a good choice for beginners. All it needs is full sun and well-drained soil. It thrives in average to poor soil and is drought tolerant once established. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be tall and floppy. After the flowers have faded, cut the plant back by half. This will likely stimulate a second flush of blooms in late summer. Do not let plants go to seed. Most varieties do not come true from seed. Divide every few years to keep plants to a manageable size.
Achillea 'Moonshine' Characteristics
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Soil Moisture Needs
Genus Overview: Achillea
Common Name: Yarrow
Best grown in lean, dry to medium, well-drained sandy loams in full sun. Plants do well in average garden soils and tolerate poor soils as long as drainage is good. Plants also tolerate hot, humid summers and drought.