Botanical Name: Achillea clypeolata
Common Name: Moonshine Yarrow
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 100
Achillea clypeolata, Moonshine Yarrow: Native of Turkey this rare achillea species prefers hot dry sun to anything else. The finely dissected grey foliage is the main feature of this non invasive perennial and makes a splendid specimen for the dry garden. During the summer months, clear crisp yellow flattish flower heads are wonderfully contrasted by the soft grey. If regularly deadheaded many more flowers are produced. Makes a great cut flower. Withstands heat, dry and frost. Perfect for Australian gardens. 40cm H x 40cm W.
Sow Achillea seed onto surface of moist well-drained good quality seed raising mix. Cover with a light sprinkling of of mix or vermiculite. Light helps germination. Place in a propagator or place somewhere warm, 15-20°C. Water from the base of tray only. Keep moist but not wet. Germination takes 5-10 days. If Seed does not germinate place in polythene bag in fridge for 4 weeks at 4 degrees C. Move back to warmth for germination. When seedlings have 2 true leaves prick out to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatize and plant out once danger of frost has passed .