Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Herbaceous Silver/Gray
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Jul 7, 2012, flowrjunkie from AROMAS, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Yarrow is gopher food in this area. Rescued the yarrow, which I now protect by planting it in large planters, which I then sink into the ground, hiding the pots. Love the brightness of this Moonshine Yarrow.
On Jun 6, 2012, plantgnome1 from nowhere land, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:
Beautiful Color grows well, however in full sun the stems are not strong enough to be erect and needed to be tied up and anchored to a fence or else it was laying on the ground. Never saw a yarrow do this.
This plant did very well in full sun. Mine dont seems to stand up so tall about 12 inch tall but it try to spread alot. I cant believe it bloom all the way through winter! While other plant are in dormancy this guys just keep blooming, make winter bright and yellow. Don't need much care I water them once a week in the summer and ferterlize 2 times a year. I'm not an experience gardener in any level ,this plant is easy to grow.
On May 25, 2008, straea from Somerville, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:
Planning a xeric-centric garden last year, one of the things I focused on was silver-leaved plants. Thus, one of the first things I planted was 'Moonshine'. It has done stupendously in harsh conditions - slope, hot, dry, windy, poor soil, right by a busy road. I planted two last year and both did well last year - the one further up the slope actually doing BETTER than the one a bit down it! - and have survived the winter (winter-kill being more common than I would have originally expected with yarrows here). When I went on vacation to New Mexico I saw this particular cultivar planted in literally nearly every landscaping design, from big public ones to small home gardens - so I imagine it's as xeric in other conditions as it has been for me here. I've heard others complain that it has a tendency to flop for them, but I've never had that problem here, and other things certainly flop in the strong wind. I don't know what the difference is - perhaps the others are planted in soil that's too rich for yarrow?
On Apr 28, 2008, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
Mine gets to be 24 to 30" tall and requires fencing to hold it up, probably due to a little more water and feed than it likes normally. Still a beautiful multi-season plant. I have had good luck in dividing and moving it to different parts of the yard. It does much better in full sun than part sun. Part sun also causes it to flop over and it needs fencing.
On Sep 18, 2007, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:
Great looking flowers. The yellow contrasts strikingly with some Sarastro Camanula blue bellflowers planted next to them. And the silvery green foliage makes an interesting look even when they are not flowering.
I always deadhead the spent blooms since once they turn brown, they are not very attractive, although I rarely seem to get a new flush of blooms like others have reported. Nonetheless, it is still a winner for me.
On Apr 2, 2005, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Deadhead faded flowers to lateral flower buds. After all blooms have faded, cut down to basal foliage. Deadheading can prevent the rampant reseeding of this plant. Requires well-draining soil. Does not like wet conditions.
On Dec 20, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
large flat clusers of sulphur-yellow flowers, June to September. Fern-like gray-green leaves. Bright yellow, long lasting. Well drained border. It is self-supporting if not cut back in Fall, the frosted flower heads provide interest in the winter. Average growth. Foliage may aggrevate skin allergies. Fully hardy. Stake blooms using bamboo canes as they are heavy. Lift and divide large clumps in late Fall or in Spring. Mine is blooming right now???
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, El Mirage, Arizona Fayetteville, Arkansas Aliso Viejo, California Amesti, California Clayton, California Fairfield, California Glen Avon, California Los Angeles, California Newark, California Oildale, California Redwood City, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California San Leandro, California Aurora, Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Seymour, Connecticut Cordele, Georgia Gainesville, Georgia Chicago, Illinois (2 reports) Hampton, Illinois Lake In The Hills, Illinois Normal, Illinois Saint Charles, Illinois Fishers, Indiana Atalissa, Iowa Pacific Junction, Iowa Olathe, Kansas Princeton, Kansas Hebron, Kentucky Somerville, Massachusetts Commerce Township, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Albertville, Minnesota Arden Hills, Minnesota Hopkins, Minnesota Kasota, Minnesota Luverne, Minnesota St Cloud, Minnesota Algoma, Mississippi Lincoln, Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska Sparks, Nevada Rio Rancho, New Mexico Baxter Estates, New York Clinton Corners, New York Gordon Heights, New York Jefferson Valley-yorktown, New York Phoenicia, New York Red Oaks Mill, New York Belfield, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Pembina, North Dakota Hilliard, Ohio Springboro, Ohio Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Enid, Oklahoma Chiloquin, Oregon Gold Hill, Oregon Sherwood, Oregon Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania Prosperity, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Colleyville, Texas Garland, Texas Richmond, Texas Erda, Utah Farmington, Utah Clinton, Washington Moxee, Washington Cross Lanes, West Virginia