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Achillea 'Moonshine' (yarrow)
Achillea 'Moonshine' Yarrow - from North Creek Nurseries

Achillea 'Moonshine'

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Silver foliage with 3' tall stems topped with broad, sulfur-yellow flower heads. A hybrid of A. x 'Taygeta' and A. clypeolata, introduced by Alan Bloom in the 1950s. An excellent choice for a hot dry site, especially if it's windy. A beautiful cut flower!

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Height

1-2 Feet

Spread

1 Feet

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

yarrow Interesting Notes

"This hybrid between A. clypeolata and A. x 'Taygetea' was introduced in the 1950's by Alan Bloom of Bressingham Gardens in Diss, England. In the garden, 'Moonshine' is similar to A. x 'Coronation Gold' except in size and shade of flower color. The inflorescences are flat-topped, dense, deep lemon-yellow and 2-3" in diameter, while the gray-green foliage is filigreed. It is one of the most popular yarrows in American landscapes and is often recommended because of habit and interesting flower color. The flowers appear in early June and continue until September." - Allan Armitage

Awards:
RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993

Achillea 'Moonshine' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Full sun to light shade in sandy, dry or average soils. Very easy to grow and drought tolerant once established. Excellent drainage is a must!

Good Substitutions

yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Oertel's Rose'
yarrow Achillea 'Terracotta'
yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Paprika'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Summer
Summer
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Propagation Type
Vegetative