Facts about Moonshine Yarrow Plants, "Scientific name for Moonshine Yarrow Plant Achillea". Moonshine Yarrow Plant commonly referred to as the yarrow is one of the best perennials grown in hot, sunny and dry conditions. The Moonshine Yarrow Plants are featured by outstanding bright yellow colors throughout the summer season. The beautiful bright yellow canary flowers appear at the start of summer and dwindle at the start of fall. The Moonshine Yarrow Plant can be grown with ornamental grasses and often, faded flowers should be removed to encourage sprouting of new buds. The Moonshine Yarrow Plant form the center of attraction in your landscape especially when planted along borders or as massed plantings. The Moonshine Yarrow flowers may be dried and then used for bouquets.
Attributes of Moonshine Yarrow Plant
The yarrow does well when planted as a perennial border as well as when nurtured in pots and tubs. The Moonshine Yarrow Plant are tough and they remain evergreen in mild winters. The 'Moonshine' is an upright, compact and clump-forming hybrid yarrow, which is conspicuous because of its aromatic, fern-like and deeply-dissected silvery to gray-green foliage.
The Moonshine Yarrow flowers are tiny, bright-yellow, sometimes lemon-yellow that appear in heavy, flattened, compound clusters throughout the summer. The Moonshine Yarrow Plant are characterized by stiff stems, which erect the flowers up to a height of two feet (.60 meters). The Moonshine Yarrow Plant normally looks like the Coronation Gold except that its flowers are lighter and it is quite smaller.
Conditions For Growth of Moonshine Yarrow Plant
These Achillea species do well in lean, dry and well-drained loamy soils. They can tolerate poor soils but for optimal growth, average garden soils are preferred. The Moonshine Yarrow Plant don’t grow well in nutrient-rich soils and clay soils. The Moonshine Yarrow Plant should be planted in areas where they can be exposed to full sunlight but not to strong winds. This yarrow may need staking and the basal leaves should be trimmed occasionally to encourage growth of new foliage. The Moonshine Yarrow Plant can do well in alkaline to slightly acidic PH. Generally, these flower plants maintain a steady medium growth rate throughout their lifetime.
Care And Diseases of Moonshine Yarrow Plant
The Moonshine Yarrow Plant should be watered occasionally because it needs moderate moisture. The leaves should be maintained occasionally and the faded flowers should be removed to encourage growth of new buds. The 'Moonshine’ yarrow is normally affected by stem rot, botrytis, root rot, rust and powdery mildew.