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Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

Also known as

Golden buttons

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

3a-8b

USDA zone

-40°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Tansy Overview

Tanacetum vulgare is a low maintenance herbaceous perennial with bright yellow button-like flowers and delicate foliage. It was regarded as a necessity for every garden in 16th Century Britain and is even recorded to have been grown by the ancient Greeks as a medicinal herb. This species will readily spread via rhizomes or by self-seeding.

Common problems with Tansy

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Tansy

    Leaves can be harvested at any time during the growing season if they wish to be used as an insect repellant.

    How to propagate Tansy

    Seed

    Sow in situ after the last frost 40 cm apart with a light covering of soil.

    Division

    Divide early March

    Special features of Tansy

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Tansy

    Suitable for a herb garden or border. Culinary and medicinal use.

    Insect repellent

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    Above 50cm

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