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Achillea 'Moonshine'

  • Common Name
    Yarrow
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Perennial
  • Size
    18" - 24" x 24" - 30"
  • Flower Color
    Bright Yellow
  • Bloom Time
    • Fall
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Leaves
    Finely Divided, Gray-Green
  • Evergreen
    Deciduous
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Attracts Beneficial Insects
    • Bees
    • Butterfly & Other Insect Nectar
  • Growth Rate
    Fast
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
    • Showy Flowers
  • Water Use
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    Achillea 'Moonshine' is a bright yellow yarrow with 2" -3" wide flowers. Leaves are aromatic when crushed.  Flowers are good cut or can be dried. It ranges from 1.5' - 3' high and slowly spreads by rhizomes.  Plant it with Salvia patens, Nepeta 'Walkers Low', Agastache 'Apricot Sunset', 'Big Sky' coneflowersor in front of Savia guaranitica 'Black & Blue, Agastache 'Blue Fortune

    Tolerates average to poor soil but needs good drainage or may develop root rot. Powdery mildew may also develop with poor air circulation and moist conditions.

    Bees and butterflies love this plant but the deer pass it by.

    No significant pests but may develop powdery mildew if located in to much shade & poor air circulation. Cut back after bloom to encourage repeat blooms. Divide clumps in late winter when they become overcrowded.

  • Master Gardener Comments

    This is one of the workhorses of my garden. Plant in clumps in well-drained soil and forget about it.

  • Varietals

    Achillea 'Heida' - cherry red flowers

    Achillea 'Terracotta' - rusty yellow flowers

    Achillea 'Paprika' - bright red flowers