Little Moonshine Yarrow

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Enjoy huge brilliant yellow flowers and ferny foliage with the sweet and petite dwarf Yarrow! If you need a small garden perennial that can take tough conditions and come out smiling, choose Little Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea x 'Moonshine')!

Even when they aren't in bloom, the finely textured, ferny aromatic foliage will delight your eye! Wide, flat flowers give Pollinators and butterflies a beautiful, fragrant platform to land on. You'll be amazed at how many "flying flowers" will visit these plants through the summer and fall!

These have been used by savvy gardeners for a millennium, since well before the Roman times. Mostly used as a medicinal plant, but now Yarrow are sought-after ornamental gems for hot and humid, sunny sites! Cold-hardy throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 8, these little plants grow only 9-12 inches tall and wide!

Planting and Application:

Little Moonshine is an excellent Rock garden plant and will give you a dense, full, continuous low border edging for hot, dry areas! Plant Little Moonshine along sunny pathways, sidewalks, and along the street for a bright yellow color all summer long! Yarrow are tough plants and can withstand xeric garden sites, Rock Gardens, and that tricky hell-strip along a road, sidewalk, pathway, or driveway! They are also an integral part of a fire-wise landscaping plan!

Bright yellow blooms brighten your path, so consider using these plants almost as 'directional signage' for garden visitors to follow. Hot sunny landscapes en masse or as single specimens, these brilliant bloomers light up your space with ease! Even pampered Cottage gardens and front yard berms will benefit from their brilliance and space-saving qualities!

Try planting these little perennial charmers at the edge of your garden beds to visually lead your friends and family to a special sculpture or bench. Enliven garden beds and landscape as front-of-the-border garden gems! Even smaller properties and sunny courtyards, sun-drenched patios and porches in both containers, planters, and in the ground!

  • Canary-Yellow Flowers - Spring to Summer
  • Spreading Colonizing Mounds With Ferny Fuzzy Green Foliage
  • Vital Pollinator Garden Plant
  • Rugged, Xeric Plant & Great For Fire-Wise Landscaping
  • Border or Edging, Accent Groupings, En Masse & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Perennial Yarrow needs full sun to bloom and grow their very best! They tolerate hot and humid summers, and poor soil conditions and do best in lean, dry-to-average moisture settings in very well-drained soil. Water consistently through their first year, but once established, Yarrow won't need much except during extended drought. Top the root system with a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch.

Deadhead spent flowers to encourage a rebloom. It is recommended you divide these perennials every 3-4 years in the spring and prune your mounds back each year in early spring before you see new growth. Attractive to butterflies, but pest, disease, deer and rabbit resistant, Yarrow are rugged little garden gems with a carefree attitude!

  • Performs in Heat & Full Sun
  • Drought Tolerant & Tolerates Dry Rocky Soil
  • Needs Well-Drained Sites
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Rabbits & Deer Resist This Cultivar

Little Moonshine Yarrow is Pretty, pretty, pretty! Space-saving and brilliant, you'll love filling your garden with these gorgeous little perennials! Now available at Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Little Moonshine Yarrow Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Achillea x 'Little Moonshine'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 9 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 9 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Brilliant Yellow
Foliage Silver
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring