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Achillea Moonshine

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Achillea Moonshine

    Yarrow, a tall flowering perennial with feathery pale green leaves, clump forming with a spreading habit, produces large flat flower heads with masses of yellow flowers.
    Moonshine has a paler leaves than most Achillea and these give a silvery effect, this also continues into the flower colour which is paler yellow than most.
     
    Graham Stuart Thomas; An excellent hybrid of Alan Bloom's, combining good points from the two garden clones. A. clypeolata and A. taygetea. The flat heads are of bright light yellow over copious grey-grey feathery foliage.
    • Height: Easily maintained to 60cm
    • Spread: Easily maintained to 50cm
    • Foliage Colour: Feathery, silvery/grey
    • Flower Colour: Pale yellow
    • Soil Type: Moist, well drained, sandy, loam
    • Position: Full Sun 
    • Hardiness: Hardy once established in a sheltered spot, H7 (down to -20)
    • Type: Semi-Evergreen, a tuft of foliage stays over winter

    Supplied in either a 9cm pot or 2 Litre pot, please select from the drop down menu when ordering.

    Hardy, evergreen perennial which keeps a low covering of foliage through winter.
     
    Achillea is useful genus wit many of the garden worthy plants coming from the species millefolium. The plants are generally clump forming with a slow spreading habit with feathery, narrow leaves of a grey-green colour. 
    Flat, clustered heads of flowers appear in June and can be in a range of colours from pink through to red and purple, the flower heads are made up of many small flowers with a yellow center to each.
    Achillea millefolium is native to most of Europe and West Asia over to the Himalayas, it is naturalised through North America, Australia and New Zealand. Generally growing in meadows and dry grassy places. 

    Achillea go well with many other garden plants particularly with Alchemilla mollis, Salvia nemorosa, Echinacea purpurea and soft grasses like Stipa tenuissima. Prairie plantings is where Achellia really shine and they will have multiple flowerings if trimmed regularly. Plants are drought tolerant and not too fussy, happy in poorer soils but will grow in any type of soil.