Yarrow

Achillea 'Moonshine'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Yarrow (Achillea 'Moonshine')
ah-KILL-lee-ah mil-lih-FOE-lee-um
Genus:  Achillea
This popular gray-leaved yarrow has 18-inch-tall yellow flower heads that last for several weeks in late summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Withstands heat and humidity well.
Care:  Provide moist, well-drained soil in full sun. May rot in the deep South.
Propagation:  Sow seed in situ or divide plant in spring. Divide regularly to maintain vigor.
Problems:  Aphids, powdery mildew, rust.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Roadside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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