Golden Buttons, Buttons, Buttonweed, Ginger Plant, Hind-Heal, Immortality, Common Tansy, Garden Tansy
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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.
Leaves can be harvested at any time during the growing season if they wish to be used as an insect repellant.
Sow in situ after the last frost 40 cm apart with a light covering of soil.
Divide early March
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Generally pest and disease free.