- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, including dry soil
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This stunning yarrow will help liven up a sunny border or gravel garden with its large, flattened clusters of canary-yellow flowers. More resistant to flopping over than most other achilleas it rarely needs staking, and it's long-flowering as well as drought-tolerant. The bright colouring of 'Moonshine' makes it a perfect partner for ornamental grasses - and the flowers look great when cut and added to a vase.
- Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter, but resist the urge to do this earlier, as the seed heads look lovely in the winter light. Pull out seedlings as they appear, as they rarely match the host plant. Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring.
“The lemon-sharp flowers and filigree foliage on the long-flowering ‘Moonshine’ are unique. Run it through silvery borders with the deep-blue geranium ‘Orion’ for a ‘clarion’ mix”
Val Bourne - Garden Writer