Achillea Moonshine

Moonshine Yarrow

Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea Moonshine) is an outstanding selection with silver-gray foliage and flat-topped flowers of lemon-yellow flowers that cover the plant all summer. A sterile, non-reseeding variety.
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Dried Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 18" tall 24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size No
SKU HC016080

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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18" tall x 24" wide (cutting propagated). We recommend 'Moonshine' Yarrow as one of the best garden perennials currently available. It can be used in both xeric and non-xeric perennial borders, as it is highly adaptable in its soil and water needs. Achillea Moonshine's distinctive silver-gray foliage is a fine backdrop for the lemon-yellow flower clusters that keep coming all summer. Deadhead in summer; cut back in spring. Salt Tolerant
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SKU
HC016080
Common Name
Moonshine Yarrow
Botanical Name
Achillea Moonshine
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
18" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Dried Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Adds Texture
Additional Information
Grown by our friends at Perennial Favorites in Layton, UT
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Achillea (Yarrow)

Achillea (Yarrow) are long-blooming, Old World perennials that are exceptionally easy-to-grow and provide ample nectar for butterflies. They are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer. Most are tall, upright growers with the exception of evergreen Achillea ageratifolia (Greek yarrow) and Achillea millifolium ‘Sonoma Coast,' which are groundcovers.

Preferred growing conditions:

  • These perennials grow in most any type of soil including clay.
  • Should be mulched in dry climates with most any type of mulch materials including gravel in xeric plantings.
  • Only requires deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season. Too much water makes them floppy.
  • Plant in full, hot sun.
  • Adding just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Avoid planting into a rich, highly-amended soil; they don't need it and it can make them floppy.
  • Special comments:

    • Deadhead plants to prolong bloom.
    • Achillea millifolium 'Sonoma Coast' is a superior lawn grass replacement and should be mowed to deadhead it after blooming in early summer. This keeps the foliage tidy and looking good.

    Garden care:

    • Fertilize Achillea once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
    • Leave Yarrow standing over the winter. They have ornamental flower heads that catch the snow providing winter interest. Cut back to 1-2" inches above the soil in mid-spring when the plants begin to wake up.
    • Achillea ageratifolia (Greek yarrow) is an evergreen groundcover that should NOT be cut back other than to deadhead it in early to mid-summer to encourage re-blooming.
    • Plants can be divided in mid-spring when clumps die-out in the center or become too large for their place in the garden.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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