Botanical Name: Achillea 'Moonshine'
Common Name: Moonshine Yarrow  
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Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green, Silver


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: El Nativo
  • Description

  • Notes

'Moonshine' is an upright, clump-forming, compact hybrid yarrow, with deeply-dissected, fern-like, aromatic, silvery to gray-green foliage. Flowers are long-lasting, bright lemon-yellow, and bloom throughout the summer on stiff, erect stems. This plant resembles A. 'Coronation Gold' except it is much smaller and the flowers are a lighter yellow. Grows about 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide, and seems to be slightly less invasive then other yarrow, keeping a more clumping habit. A great addition to a sunny perennial border.
Many different cultivars of Yarrow are available, with different flower colors, including yellows, reds, peaches, and pinks. Yarrow makes a good ground cover when mowed, and tolerates a fair amount of foot traffic. Divide in the spring every few years as the centers can sometimes melt out. Grow in full sun to part shade in well drained soils. Tolerates clay soils. Yarrows are best not planted next to slower-growing and smaller perennials, as they may overtake and overwhelm them.