Achillea Moonshine

Moonshine Yarrow

 
  • Achillea Moonshine Yarrow
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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.

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Early to late summer
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SKU 10045P

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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
Associated SKUs
HBL1AXX
10045R (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
HBL1A31 (Plant - 3.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
10045P (Plant - 5" deep pot)
Common Name Moonshine Yarrow
Botanical Name Achillea Moonshine
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy 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, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information 3.5" pot size grown by our friends at Perennial Favorites in Layton, UT
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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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4.8

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Pros

  • Hardy (7)
  • Healthy (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (7)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Patio (3)
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5.0

Healthy and Fast Growing

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from Los Alamos, NM

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

      I planted two small plugs in early April. They are already about 8-10 inches tall and blooming by mid- June. Reliable and adds texture.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Attractive plant

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      from Outside albuquerque

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio
        • Pool Area

        Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

        Grew well over the summer but rabbits ate it to the ground this fall. Hopefully will grow back next spring

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good plant for dry garden

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        from Langley, WA

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Small In Size

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

        A bit slow to establish when compared to local nursery plants, but grew well with continuous bloom w/o much irrigation.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic

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        from Magdalena, NM

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

          Hardy, healthy, quick to bloom, fantastic plant!

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Pretty

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          from Parker, CO

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

            I planted one of these in a spot where nothing else would grow and it is doing great! The soil is pretty much solid clay, and the excess water off my neighbor's lawn drains into the area so it is excessively wet and then hard as a rock when it is dry. This plant doesn't seem to care.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Tough, tough, tough

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            from Parker, CO

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            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

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              Best Uses

              • Along Fence
              • Garden

              Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

              I bought 4 of these to put in a narrow, rocky area between my lawn and fence. I'm hoping once they get bigger, they will attract more birds to my yard. The area they are in has morning shade and afternoon sun. The soil is heavy clay (I mixed it half and half with potting soil before I filled the holes back in). My husband fell on one of them and broke if off at ground level about two weeks after I planted them. The rabbits ate another one down to the ground about three weeks after I planted them. I was sure they were dead, but just in case I kept watering them throughout the fall. We had a rough winter and our backyard was covered in about 6" to 12" of snow from November to February. I was certain it probably smothered the other two. To my surprise, when I went to check on everything in early March when the snow had finally melted away, ALL 4 were getting leaves. The two that were still standing have buds all over them, and the other two have leaves coming up from soil level. I'm impressed with the currant's will to survive. I hope they start increasing in size this year. The two that did not get broken are the same size as when I planted them.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Always love High Country's products and service

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              from Vicksburg, MS

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Long Blooming
              • Very Heat Tolerant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • In Hot Flower Garden Area

                Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

                I live in Mississippi where it gets very hot. I have the two Achillea Moonshine plants I bought planted on the west wall of a brick building. They have had very little water and tremendous heat but have grown beautifully and bloomed all summer long (this was their first year).Every plant I've bought from High Country has been very healthy and has great size.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Essential plant!

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                from Boulder, CO

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

                No perennial garden should be without this plant. Pairs with almost anything, but especially with the dark salvias. Received very robust plants that seemed to start blooming as soon as I put them in the ground. Blooms continuously for months, and deadheading produces a second round of blooming in late season.

                (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This plant has done beautifully in my front courtyard!

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                from Placitas, NM

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                Pros

                • Heavy Bloomer
                • Long Blooming Season
                • Low Maintenance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors
                  • Patio

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

                  This plant reduced my maintenance of my front yard because it has a long blooming season and even after it finishes blooming, the heads remain attractive.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  they survived.

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                  from Prescott, AZ

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                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy

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                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about High Country Gardens Achillea Moonshine:

                    I used them along side the house and stairs, helped fill out the area. the deer did not care for it, but some were eaten by something.

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                    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.

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                    • 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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