Achillea

Achillea ‘Moonshine’

Achillea ‘Moonshine’

Achillea

Yarrow

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Height: 0,6-0,8m
  • Foliage: deciduous or semi-evergreen
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

Achillea, commonly known as yarrow, is an attractive, summer-flowering perennial with flat flower heads and often aromatic leaves. Flowers best in full sun, in light well-drained soil.

Bees and butterflies love Achillea.

Varieties

Achillea ‘Moonshine’

Achillea ‘Moonshine’  is highly valued for its sulphur-yellow flowers and grey-green, ferny foliage. It looks stunning planted with Salvia nemorosa or with the red ‘Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’. ‘Moonshine’ grows to 60-8ocm tall.

Achillea ‘Little Moonshine’

A compact version is Achillea ‘Little Moonshine’. Attains a height of 30cm.

Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’

If you want to bring softer colours to the garden choose Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’ and Achillea millefolium ‘Lilac Beauty’

Achellea Cerise Queen, Achellea Millry Rock
Achillea ‘Milly Rock’                                 Achillea ‘Millefolium Cerise Queen’

Pruning

Pruning Achillea  (yarrow). After flowering, cut the flowered stems back to the ground. Or leave the dead stems and seed heads to provide winter structure.

Remove dead, old foliage in spring to make room for new fresh growth.

How to grow

Achillea likes light, well-drained soil. If your soil is heavy, add horticultural grit to the soil before planting to improve drainage.

Achilleas sometimes need staking, particularly the taller varieties.

Plant combination

Achillea mix well with other garden plants such as Lavender, Salvia nemorosa, Nepeta, Phlomis. You could also add ornamental grasses such as Calamagrostis.

Nepeta Walker's Low
Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’