Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Moonshine Yarrow, Milfoil

Silver foliage with 3' tall stems topped with broad sulphur-yellow flower heads. A hybrid of A. x 'Taygeta' and A. clypeolata, introduced by Alan Bloom in the 1950's. An excellent choice for a hot dry site, especially if it's windy. A beautiful cut flower!

Height: 12-24 Inches
Spread: 12 Inches
Zone: 3-7
Color: Golden Yellow

Moonshine Yarrow Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Part Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Good Drainage
Dry
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Summer
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Fast
Attributes
Evergreen
Cut Flower
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Moonshine Yarrow

Full sun to light shade in sandy dry or average soils. Very easy to grow and drought tolerant once established. Excellent drainage is a must!

Interesting Notes

This hybrid between A. clypeolata A. x 'Taygetea' was introduced in the 1950's by Alan Bloom of Bressingham Gardens in Diss, England. In the garden, 'Moonshine' is similar to A. x 'Coronation Gold' except in size and shade of flower color. The inflorescences are flat-topped, dense, deep lemon-yellow and 2-3' in diameter, while the gray-green foliage is filigreed. It is one of the most popular yarrows in American landscapes and is often recommended because of habit and interesting flower color. The flowers appear in early June and continue until September. Allan Armitage