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Care of the plant Achillea clypeolata or Moonshine Yarrow.

Care of the plant Achillea clypeolata or Moonshine Yarrow

The Achillea genus, Asteraceae family, inludes about 150 species of herbaceous plants native to Asia, Europe and North America. Some species are: Achillea clypeolata, Achillea abrotanoides, Achillea moscata, Achillea millefolium, Achillea umbellata, Achillea coarctata, Achillea tomentosa, Achillea virescens.

Common name: Moonshine Yarrow. This species is native to the Balkans.

They are fast-growing perennial herbaceous plants that reach 60 cm in height and width. They have long silver-gray pinnatifid leaves that contrast with the small yellow flowers that appear in corymbs up to 7 cm in diameter. They bloom from late spring to late summer.

These easy to grow and low maintenance plants are used in rockeries, on edges, dry slopes as covers and in pots.

Achillea clypeolata needs full sun exposure and a Mediterranean climate. Although they resist frost, they can lose their leaves and sprout again in spring.

They can be grown in any type of soil but prefer a well-drained one such as a garden substrate with 30% coarse sand and 10% compost. Planting takes place in early spring at a rate of about 6 specimens per square meter.

Water moderately in spring and summer, waiting until the soil has dried. From autumn, reduce watering a lot or eliminate it if it rains in winter.

Fertilize with a few compost in late fall.

It's advisable to prune them after flowering to encourage a new appearance of flowers.

These plants are sensitive to powdery mildew and other fungal diseases if the humidity is excessive.

They can propagate from seeds sown in spring or by division of the plant.

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Achillea clypeolata
Achillea clypeolata
Achillea clypeolata
 

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