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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Nancy Glick

Taxon ID#

2

An upright, clump-forming, compact hybrid yarrow, noted for its deeply dissected, fern-like silvery green fragrant foliage, and long-lasting bright flowers.

Scientific  Name:

Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'

Common Name 1

› Yarrow Moonshine

Family:

Asteraceae

Origins:

Cultivar: Achillea Moonshine is a hybird of A. clypeolata x A. taygetea

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Common Yarrow

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Nutrient poor, well drained, tolerates sandy, rocky, compacted soil

Fertilizer Needs:

Minimal or not necessary

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Deeply dissected, fern-like silvery green fragrant foliage

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Yellow

Flower Description:

Tiny, long lasting, bright lemon-yellow flowers, which appear in dense flattened, compound corymbs (2"-3" across) on stiff erect stems rising 1-2 ft. Great showy flowers for cutting, as well as dried.

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Possible fall bloom if cut back to basal leaves after reg flowering.

Winter Foliage:

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

12-24"

Mature spread:

12-24"

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

yes

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

yes

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Oct

Ornamental Accent:

yes

yes

Garden Observations:

Application
Anchor 1

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Deadhead spent flowers to lateral bud to promote additional bloom. May require staking/ protect from wind.

Fall Care:

Cut back to basal leaves after flowering.

Winter Care:

Divide every 2-3 years in late Winter or early spring, prune to the crown in late winter or early spring.

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Botrytis, powdery mildew, rust

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Rain and strong wind can flatten. Does poorly in wet sites or poorly drained sites.

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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