Also known as
Golden Buttons, Buttons, Buttonweed, Ginger Plant, Hind-Heal, Immortality, Common Tansy, Garden Tansy
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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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
Sow in situ after the last frost 40 cm apart with a light covering of soil.
Divide early March
Special features of Tansy
Other uses of Tansy
Suitable for a herb garden or border. Culinary and medicinal use.
Plants for Long Grass Areas
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