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Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine' - Yarrow

Perennials

Achillea taygetea 'Moonshine'

Yarrow

'Moonshine' Yarrow offers blue-gray, aromatic, fern-like foliage enhanced with silver highlights. In summer, bright yellow flower heads combine effortlessly in formal or naturalized landscape settings. Easy to grow.

Additional:

Like other achillea hybrids, 'Moonshine' flowers from summer to early fall. The flat flower clusters are irresistible to butterflies. Excellent fresh cut flowers or dried. Tolerant of drought and heat.

Nectar source for the following butterflies--American Copper, Banded Hairstreak, Lorquin Admiral, Red-banded Hairstreak, West Coast Lady

 

Yarrow Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Deadhead and cut back to promote continuous flowering and a tidy plant. Can be divided in spring or fall. Leave any fresh fall foliage to overwinter. Grows well in almost any soil type including sandy but prefers well-drained, sunny sites. Spreads to fill in, so give them room.

 

Height:

12-18 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Achillea taygetea 'Moonshine'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Growth Habit
Fast Growing
Attributes
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Naturalizing
Dried Flower
Rock Garden
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
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