Achillea 'Moonshine'

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Buy Achillea 'Moonshine' yarrow: Lovely, large sulphur-yellow flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


  • 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.

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Notes on Achillea 'Moonshine'

"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"

A good "buy".

5

In a sunny spot, it really blooms for a long time and has very bright flowers. It is no trouble and spreads quickly.

Titch

Cornwall

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Still small but lots of new growth

5

Did okay last summer as only 9cm plants. I can already see lots of new growth, can't wait!

Florence

Leicestershire

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A little disappointing

3

Love the colour of this plant but have found it a bit weak, not very bushy, stems prone to flopping. Have grown the white versions with much better results.

Pixyjane

Lancashire

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Hopeful for next year

3

Bought 3 9cm plants in April. Planted in a dry border- hoped the colour would brighten it up. They appeared to struggle , growing very little , and only one producing one short lived flower. Hopefully they will survive the winter, become more established and do better next summer.

Candy

Yorkshire

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Bright and cheerful

5

Very attractive in the border, lovely bright colour

Mojo

Suffolk

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Long lasting flowers, interesting foliage and easy to.grow i

5

This plant is great in combination with Salvia caradonna

Nick Mann

Cheltenham

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A burst of pure sunshine

4

Part of a west facing border with "hot" colours from most of the plants.

Busy Bee

Leeds

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Recommended

4

Use in mixed borders. Long flowering. Stems may need support. Attractive shape to give contrast in the border.

Daisymay

Dorset

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A ray of sunshine

5

Bought three of these plants and they were all healthy. They have all thrived and still flowering in December.

Kinsy

Edinburgh

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77.8

I have planted 3 of these in a dry, sunny border. They flowered for two weeks - do I deadhead them to encourage further flowers?

Westiewoman

Hello, Deadheading may encourage more to form, but do keep in mind that if they are young plants, it would be better for them to concentrate on root growth rather than flowers.

Helen

Which plants are Deer proof? I want a list of Deer proof plants please. It`s either a change in habitat or environment, but I get total devastation now and in the last two years they come up the drive.

david

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful, but it is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual tastes which might like the bitter taste! Below is a list of good plants that generally are quite successful though. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Elaeagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally, fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer eat roses and some thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly will exclude them. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

What can we grow in our dry, sunny border? I have a sunny and very dry border up against the front of the house. It is about 14 inches wide but protected by the house from receiving hardly any rain. Because of the window any plants must be less than 1m high. We have considered lavender but would really appreciate any other suggestions.

Carl and Deirdre Leaman

There are some lovely plants (including the lavenders) that will thrive in a dry, sunny spot, but it will be important that they are kept really well watered for the first year or so until they have had a chance to become established. Below are some of the ones we sell, just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Convolvulus cneorum http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=940&CategoryID= Cistus http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Cistus&x=5&y=8 Santolina chamaecyparissus Nana http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4359&CategoryID= Lavender http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Lavandula&x=10&y=9 Achillea http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=Achillea&x=11&y=7 Echinops http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/results/?CommonName=echinops+ritro

Crocus

What can I plant that the deers won't eat? What types of plants do deer not like? If you could help me out I could greatly appreciate it.

Kelly L. Sliker

Deer can be a real problem and deer proof plants are usually thorny, poisonous or simply taste awful. It is hard to give a definitive list as you might get the odd deer with unusual taste which might like a bitter taste, but the following is a list of plants that generally are quite successful. Cornus varieties, Rhus, Sophora, Solanum, Berberis, Rosemary, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Ilex, Pyracantha, Garrya, Juniperus, Nandina, Eleagnus, Aralia, Aucuba, Cortaderia, Yucca, Santolina, Hypericum, Myrtle, Vinca, Achillea, Digitalis, Echinacea and Dryopteris. Finally fencing is one method to protect garden crops from deer. Since deer jump, you need an 8-foot fence for best results or stout chicken-wire fencing securely around smaller garden plots. Alternatively, fence the area with a thorny shrub, preferably something that will grow to at least 6 feet. Deer do eat roses and some other thorns but hawthorn, boxwood and holly tend to keep them out. Deer are also deterred by dogs, hanging aluminum foil, mirrors, wood that hits objects in the wind and other noise-makers. Some old-fashioned repellents are human hair and blood and bonemeal. Hanging bars of fragrant deodorant soap from branches may work. Other well-known deer repellents are mothballs or moth flakes spread on the ground or put in mesh bags for hanging in a tree. Unfortunately though, no repellent is 100 percent effective, especially if the deer population is high and deer are starving.

Crocus

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