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Achillea Moonshine * Moonshine Yarrow

The flat fuzzy dissected gray green leaves of Achillea taygetea moonshine are a great show even when the plants are not flowering. The pastel yellow flowers hold for a long time on the plants and are great as cut or dried flowers. The Achillea moonshine has fragrant foliage that is about 1' tall and gradually expands in width over the years. The flowers grow on stalks up to 24" tall. A summer repeat bloom can be encouraged by deadheading the fading flowers. I do this 2-3 times per season. This yarrow is the result of a cross between Achillea cypeolata and Achillea taygetea. Achillea moonshine is a nectar source for the Checkerspot Butterfly and the Painted Lady Butterfly Northern White Skipper, Mormon Metalmark, California Common Ringlet, Great Purple Hairstreak, and the White Checkered Skipper and is a great addition to the butterfly garden.

Achillea Moonshine, Moonshine Yarrow

Flowers and foliage of Achillea Moonshine the Moonshine Yarrow. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

A list of the Yarrow's featured on this site:
Achillea Apple Blossom * Apple Blossom Yarrow
Achillea Cerise Queen * Cerise Queen Yarrow
Achillea clavennae * Silver Yarrow
Achillea Desert Paprika * Desert Paprika Yarrow
Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold * Coronation Gold Yarrow
Achillea Hoffnung * Hoffnung Yarrow
Achillea kellereri * Keller's Yarrow
Achillea lanulosa * Mountain Yarrow
Achillea Moonshine * Moonshine Yarrow
Achillea Paprika * Paprika Yarrow
Achillea Pomegranate * Pomegranate Yarrow
Achillea ptarmica * Pearl Yarrow
Achillea Salmon Beauty * Salmon Beauty Yarrow
Achillea Sonoma Coast * Sonoma Coast Yarrow
Achillea Terracotta Terracotta Yarrow
Achillea The Beacon * The Beacon Yarrow
Achillea tomentosa * Woolly Yarrow