Hybridized by Michael Dobres and patented under the name Achillea ‘Novaachdus’ in 2013. To view patent information, click HERE. It says the inventor was Michael Dobres and the original assignee was NovaFlora LLC. The current assignee is Ball Horticultural. The information provided says Achillea ‘Moondust’ originated as a chance seedling from Achillea ‘Moonshine’ which is open-pollinated. The information provided is very interesting.
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ is thought to be a hybrid between Achillea clypeolata and A. taygetea (in a roundabout way). It is an old favorite introduced by Alan Bloom in the 1950’s and is still popular today.
I brought this Achillea ‘Moondust’ home from Lowe’s on June 10 (2018). It will make a nice addition to the south bed where it will get planty of sun.
Zones: USDA Zones 3a-9a (-40 to 20° F)
Size: 12-18” tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Very well-drained, average soil.
Water: Average, drought tolerant
In my experience with Achillea, they like to be planted in full sun and will not tolerate to much shade. They don’t seem to be that particular about the soil as long as it drains well. They do not like wet feet. They are very heat and drought tolerant and when most plants are drooping, the Achillea will be taking it all in. This is a new cultivar for me and I have only grown one other cultivar, Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’, so I am anxious to see how this one performs.
I have grown Achillea millefolium for many years, and although it can become invasive, mine has behaved very well. It all depends on where you plant it. The Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’ was very well mannered and didn’t even spread.
There isn’t a whole lot online about this plant yet, but hopefully someday there will be more. I will continue adding photos and information as time goes by.
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