Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Foliage grows to 18-24 inches tall and wide; flowers to 2 ft. tall.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Waterwise
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Botanical Pronunciation:a-KIL-lee-a
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 26, 28 - 45
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Foliage grows to 18-24 inches tall and wide; flowers to 2 ft. tall.
Foliage color:Gray-green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Yellow
Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
Design IdeasAn outstanding Mediterranean aromatic for everlasting color in beds and borders. Works nicely in dryland xeriscapes where it matches demands of arid western natives. A traditional component of herb, cutting and knot gardens.
Companion PlantsThe canary yellow of this Yarrow looks wonderful with a multitude of colors, such as the violet-blue of Balloon Flower and the gray-green foliage and purple blossoms of French Lavender. For a warmer look, try the scarlet flowers of Avens, other orange blooming Yarrow, and mixed Daylilies.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: fall.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This genus was named for the Greek, Achilles with this species a native perennial of Europe. In the mythical siege of Troy, it is said that yarrow was the plant given by the centaur Chiron to the Greek general, Achilles. It's foliage is a natural coagulant and was used to treat wounds on the battlefield. The genus includes over one hundred species. Achillea x 'Moonshine' is a hybrid of A. taygetea, a native of Greece and A. millefolium, the most common form.