Perennial, to 4 feet. Fern-like, aromatic leaves, with a fragrance reminiscent of camphor and rosemary. Mature plants produce heads of attractive yellow button-like flowers, interesting when grown at the back of an herb border. Dried tansy has historically been used to repel insects like moths and ants; the plant also yields a traditional green dye. Not recommended for culinary use.
- 12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 21-28 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 68 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Surface Sow
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Tanacetum vulgare
Growing Tips: Place seeds in fridge for 1-2 weeks before planting. Surface-sow and thinly cover. Likes hot, dry conditions, good drainage. Self-sows readily--promptly remove spent blooms to limit spread.