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‘Moonshine’ yarrow

Achillea 'Moonshine'

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This popular gray-leaved yarrow has 18-inch-tall yellow flower heads that last for several weeks in late summer.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsWithstands heat and humidity well.

CareProvide moist, well-drained soil in full sun. May rot in the deep South.

PropagationSow seed in situ or divide plant in spring. Divide regularly to maintain vigor.

ProblemsAphids, powdery mildew, rust.

  • Genus : Achillea
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Foliage Color : Silver/Grey
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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