Moonshine Yarrow

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Bright butterfly and bee-friendly blooms, the Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea 'Moonshine') is a bright, canary-yellow blooming perennial with silver and gray-green foliage! The aromatic leaves have a ferny fine texture and the sturdy stems hold these flat-topped umbles aloft like pollinator landing pads! They just shine in the sun!

This upright-growing flower blooms during the summer months, from June to September. In mild winter zones, it can retain evergreen foliage! This fast-growing plant features bold yellow flowers that attract butterflies into your garden like beacons. Butterflies love everything about this pretty herbaceous perennial. It's a wonderful nectar source!

Delightfully hardy and adaptable throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 8, Yarrow are hardy wildflowers that survive almost anywhere, and this selection of the native bloom keeps those easy-going qualities for your landscape!

Planting and Application:

Moonshine Yarrow is a fantastic addition to your landscape border! Liven up any sunny perennial garden with this perky yellow flower in rows or groupings to maximize its vibrant hue and ferny foliage. Or mix with ornamental grasses, other pollinator garden plants, or xeric perennials for a bold wild-flower look!

Plant your Moonshine Yarrow in sunny pots strategically placed around your yard for a neat, contained appearance! Even container gardeners on patios, balconies, and in courtyards can enjoy these neat and tidy plants! This sunny flower also looks stunning when cut fresh or mixed with dried flowers, giving you plenty of decorative options for floral arrangements inside your home too.

Moonshine Yarrow (and most Yarrows) won't burn in the event of a fire, making it a definite must-have for defensible space planting in any firewise landscape. That means that no matter how dry your region is during the hot summer months, you can rest assured knowing that this bright little flower will protect you and your property in the off-chance of a wildfire spreading your way. Their tolerance for the tougher locations around the landscape makes them commercial landscapers' favorites and ideal for the hell strip along the road and in Rock Gardens! Or, look for a dry spot in your garden, where it will be happy to nestle in and dazzle you!

  • Sun-Loving Perennial Moonshine Yarrow!
  • Canary Yellow Flowers
  • Evergreen In Warm Climates
  • Major Source of Nectar & Pollen For Bees & Butterflies
  • Great Cut Flowers, Borders, Edging, Wildflower Gardens & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Yarrow should be planted in full sun and is tolerant to hot humid summers. It can easily tolerate poor soil conditions, although it thrives in well-drained, lean, dry to medium-wet soil. To use in heavy clays and wet, rich, fertile soils, plant them in a raised bed. This hearty flower only needs occasional watering once it's established, making it a great choice for drought-tolerant and xeriscape landscapes. Considering how many butterflies Yarrow attracts, it's refreshing that these little perennials are deer and rabbit resistant! An easy-to-grow, carefree, heat-loving bloomer that will rebloom if you cut or deadhead the first round of blooms.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Widely Adaptable to Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant & Firewise

You simply can't go wrong with this plant! Order bright blooms and hardy versatility with the Moonshine Yarrow from Nature Hills Nursery today!

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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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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Fire-Resistant Moonshine Achillea

MoonshineAchillea is a member of the Yarrow family and may be one of the most popular plants used in landscaping today. Introduced in the 1950's by world renown plantsmen Alan Bloom, MoonshineAchillea is one of the many plants the Bloom Brothers, Alan and Adrian, introduced for the incredible Bressingham Gardens in Bressingham, UK.

Thought to be a hybrid of Achillea Clypeolata and another uncertain variety of Achillea, the MoonshineAchillea is a beautiful perennial plant in the garden and also very functional. Yarrows are important plants that attract beneficial insects into the garden, thereby reducing the need for pesticides. The MoonshineAchillea, with its bold yellow and flat flowers, is particularly good for this function.

The MoonshineAchillea is considered a low water user and is recognized by the California Department of Water Resources Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) list. Meaning that once established, MoonshineAchillea requires only occasional water. This plant is recommended for all drought tolerant and xeriscape landscapes.

MoonshineAchillea is on most all lists of fire-resistant plants, as are most of the Yarrows. This plant is recommended for all defensible space plantings in Firesafe Landscapes.


Moonshine Yarrow Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Achillea x 'Moonshine'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Average to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Grey-Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring