Moonshine yarrow

Achillea ‘Moonshine’

Description

Achillea ‘Moonshine’ is a robust and colorful perennial yarrow that grows to 2 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide. It produces bright yellow flower heads from mid spring into summer that contrast nicely against gray-green feather shaped foliage. Flowers are used in both fresh and dried floral arrangements; butterflies are attracted to their nectar.

This is one of the most popular and vigorous of the yarrow cultivars that is widely planted as a foliage and flowering accent plant in Mediterranean and southwestern style gardens. It is combined with other flowering perennials and planted around rocks and dry stream beds. It grows best in full sun, on well-drained soils and with low amounts of supplemental water during summer. Deadheading in the summer helps maintain good appearance.

Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Gray green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: All day sun
Function: Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Grouped, Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Borders, Attracts butterflies, Small spaces
Height: 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft. – 3 ft.