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The Achillea 'Moonshine'

Achillea 'Moonshine', scientifically known as Achillea filipendulina 'Moonshine', is a striking perennial plant prized for its vibrant, fern-like foliage and clusters of bright yellow flowers. Originating from the Balkans and Caucasus regions, this cultivar was introduced by Alan Bloom in the mid-20th century. Since its inception, 'Moonshine' has become a beloved addition to gardens worldwide for its resilience, adaptability, and stunning aesthetic appeal.
Scientific Name - Achillea filipendulina 'Moonshine'

Cultivating Achillea 'Moonshine' requires attention to specific planting and care practices to ensure optimal growth and bloom. Here are some key guidelines:
  • Choose a site with well-drained soil and full sunlight exposure, as 'Moonshine' thrives in these conditions.
  • Prior to planting, amend the soil with organic matter to improve drainage and fertility.
  • Space plants approximately 18-24 inches apart, ensuring adequate airflow and room for expansion.
  • While 'Moonshine' is drought-tolerant once established, ensure regular watering during the initial establishment phase. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth and flowering.
  • Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season.
  • Every few years, divide mature clumps to rejuvenate the plant and maintain vigor.
  • Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to suppress weeds and retain moisture.

By following these planting and gardening practices, enthusiasts can enjoy the enduring beauty of Achillea 'Moonshine' season after season, while contributing to the rich tapestry of their garden landscape.
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