|Mature Height:||2.5 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||1 to 1.5 feet|
|Habit:||Upright, clump forming|
|Flower Color:||Bright lemon yellow|
|Flowering Season:||June through September|
|Foliage:||Gray-Green filigreed foliage|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers dry, average to sandy soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators|
Achillea Moonshine Plants for Sale Online
Achillea Moonshine flowers Bright yellow flowers to brighten up any sun-loving garden all summer long! Achillea Moonshine has silver foliage with 3' tall stems topped with broad, bright lemon-yellow flower heads It was introduced by Alan Bloom in the 1950's so saying it withstood the test of time is an understatement. An excellent choice for a sunny, hot dry site, especially if it's windy. Achillea Moonshine makes a beautiful cut flower! Achillea Moonshine is an excellent deer-proof perennial that attracts butterflies.
Achillea Moonshine flowers Bright yellow flowers to brighten up any sun loving garden all summer long! Achillea Moonshine has silver foliage with 3' tall stems topped with broad, bright lemon-yellow flower heads It was introduced by Alan Bloom in the 1950's so saying it withstood the test of time is an understatement. An excellent choice for a sunny, hot dry site, especially if it's windy. Achillea Moonshine makes a beautiful cut flower! Achillea Moonshine is an excellent deer-proof perennial that attracts butterflies. Achillea Moonshine is a hybrid between Achillea clypeolata and Achillea x 'Taygetea. It was introduced in the 1950's by Alan Bloom of Bressingham Gardens in Diss, England. In the garden Achillea Moonshine is similar to A. x 'Coronation Gold' except in size and shade of flower color and that it tends to stay upright even after the hardest of summer rains. 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 it continues to bloom until mid September.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Achillea Moonshine plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Achillea Moonshine does prefer drier soils so if there was ever a plant that we would recommend not adding topsoil or compost this is one. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success. Watering Achillea Moonshine: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Achillea Moonshine a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.