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A picture of a Achillea 'Moondust'

Achillea 'Moondust'

Achillea 'Moondust'

Photo by JohnCullenGardens (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

25cm

5cm

Min

5cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Achillea 'Moondust' Overview

Achillea 'Moondust' is a low growing sun-loving perennial with fern-like, semi-evergreen, silver-green foliage and in spring, it produces masses of daisy-like, creamy yellow flowers. This spreading, mat-forming, hardy plant is ideal for growing in rock gardens, containers or at the front of garden borders. A useful and attractive addition to your garden, bees and butterflies also love it! Also known as Yarrow 'Moondust', it prefers full sun and moist but well-drained soils, although it will tolerate partial shade. Heavy or waterlogged soils can result in powdery mildew and rust. Requires dividing every 2-3 years. Does not require annual pruning or feeding.

Common problems with Achillea 'Moondust'

Most common problem is fungal disease, which can be prevented by not overwatering and allowing good air circulation. Stems are floppy and prone to rotting when they fall over.

Achillea 'Moondust' Companion Plants

How to propagate Achillea 'Moondust'

Cuttings

Make basal cuttings of new shoots that are about 10cm tall in Spring. Plant in pots and protect in warm position until they root, usually within 3 weeks. Plant out in the summer.

Division

Most popular method and will prolong the plant's life if done every other year. Divides easily and can be done in Spring or Autum. Plant the divisions 30cm apart directly in their new positions.

Seed

Sow your seeds in spring or autumn.

Special features of Achillea 'Moondust'

Attracts useful insects

Attracts parasitic wasps.

Repels harmful insects

Repels beetles, ants and flies.

Crop rotation

Light feeder. Improves soil fertility and the essential oil content of nearby plants, thereby making their neighbours more resistant to insect pests.

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Ground cover

Other uses of Achillea 'Moondust'

Yarrow was used to flavour beer in the Middle Ages before hops became fashionable. Use old stalks and cuttings to activate compost heaps.

Medicinal

Oil contains antibacterial, anti-infammatory and antispasmodic properties.

Edible

All parts are edible. Young leaves can be eaten raw and are also used for tea and as a preservative. Essential oil from the flowers used as flavouring in cold drinks.

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