Monthly Archives: June 2015

Achillea ‘Moonshine’

Plant of the month - suburban-gardenMy plant of the month for June is the extremely sunny Achillea ‘Moonshine’.

I think this is a very aptly named plant. The yellow is so bright it does indeed shine and the silvery-green fern foliage is so dreamy. The flat heads packed full of tiny flowers seem to float in midair.

Achilleas are useful in full sun and the taller varieties can be placed to great effect at the back of borders. If you don’t fancy this bright canary yellow then you can get achilleas in a whole host of other colours ranging from whites to reds.

Achillea ‘Moonshine’ is really easy to look after and will last for most of the summer although achilleas are short-lived perennials, so be prepared to either dig it up and replant it or take cuttings. This will die back in the winter and as such vigilance is needed in the spring while young shoots emerge from the ground. Slugs tend to make a bee-line for achilleas until sufficient growth has been established and then achilleas are generally trouble-free.

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