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An upright, clump-forming, compact hybrid yarrow, noted for its deeply dissected, fern-like silvery green fragrant foliage, and long-lasting bright flowers.
Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'
Common Name 1
› Yarrow Moonshine
Cultivar: Achillea Moonshine is a hybird of A. clypeolata x A. taygetea
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2
› Common Yarrow
Common Name 3
Western state native:
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Plant Maintenance Information
Landscape Application Information
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Nutrient poor, well drained, tolerates sandy, rocky, compacted soil
Minimal or not necessary
Deeply dissected, fern-like silvery green fragrant foliage
Predominant flower color:
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 Description:
Possible fall bloom if cut back to basal leaves after reg flowering.
Winter Interest Description:
Used by Wildlife:
Deadhead spent flowers to lateral bud to promote additional bloom. May require staking/ protect from wind.
Cut back to basal leaves after flowering.
Divide every 2-3 years in late Winter or early spring, prune to the crown in late winter or early spring.
Long Term Care:
Botrytis, powdery mildew, rust
Rain and strong wind can flatten. Does poorly in wet sites or poorly drained sites.
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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