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Tansy (100 seeds) (HB220) $2.50

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Tansy

         
 
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(Tanacetum vulgare) Perennial, to 4 feet. Fernlike, 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. Pkt
 
Tansy
Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

57.1% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CindyinSD
Location:
Silver City, SD, United States
Date:
September 24, 2019
          2.0
 
Invasive Species
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very Pretty

What are the cons? Invasive

Review:

We have tansy. Last year the USFS sent people to spray it, but I do not think they had a grasp of what tansy looks like. They killed a lot of mullein and at least one nice aspen tree. The tansy is still with us and more plentiful than ever. I saw no dead tansy. Taken internally, tansy is toxic and can kill in sufficient quantities. I don’t know whether tansy is toxic to cattle, but the free range cattle don’t eat it. My cows and poultry don’t get the chance as I keep it cut or pulled. Goats can safely eat it, I hear. I’m thinking about getting a wether or three. Tansy is an exotic species, introduced by settlers who reputedly planted it by their doorways to discourage flies. I don’t know whether it works for this purpose, but it does smell insecticidal. I have rubbed crushed foliage on my skin while hiking and the flies kept at me all the same. (Catnip oil in concentration of 1-2% works fairly well.) I would avoid planting tansy, even if it were legal to plant here.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
strawberryjane
Location:
Williams Lake, Canada
Date:
February 8, 2019
          1.0
 
invasive
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? pretty

What are the cons? can't get rid of it!

Review:

I've grown this plant and it has spread like crazy to the rest of my property and beyond. It spreads very easily via the roots and seeds in my climate and it has proved to be impossible to get rid of.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Licette
Location:
Eau Claire, MI, United States
Date:
March 22, 2018
          5.0
 
Great addition to my yard
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Aromatic, insect repellant

What are the cons? none

Review:

Tansy has been in my herb garden and by the back porch for 12 years. I pick the flowers and dry for flower arrangmwnts. It cuts down on alot of insects for the vegetable garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

44 out of 54 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Allie Creek
Location:
South Beach, OR, United States
Date:
December 9, 2017
          1.0
 
Invasive check local regs
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? None

What are the cons? Toxic to livestock, spreads

Review:

Check local regulations about invasive plants before planting, some states have active removal programs to get rid of it. Once the flowers start to form, they WILL mature, even if the plant is pulled & each plant can produce 100,000 seeds or more. They are easy to pull, (shallow root system), but the flower heads must be cut off and contained before disposal, even burning may not kill all seeds. It can take years to get rid of them out of fields and pastures.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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143 out of 155 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Georgie
Location:
Stafford Hollow, CT
Date:
December 26, 2014
          5.0
 
Duallally noted
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? As discribed,winterhardy

What are the cons? non/just keep contained

Review:

It absolutely illiminated my bug problems on all my crops,(cucumbers,winter/summer squash,tomatoes,peppers,ect.,ect.,A BIG PLUS it attradts alot of ladybugs during thier breeding season that increase the ladtbug population and in turn the lady bugs did my work of illiminating the aphids and such from my garden almost completely and entirely I would strongly recommend this to any organic gardener as one of the best pest controlls and as far as them saying it is invasive I would say it sustains itself well and it is OUR PERSONAL FAULT IF WE DO NO PERIODIACALLY CONTAIN IT FROM SPREADING TO MUCH WHICH IS NOT A HARD ONCE INAWHILE SMALL TASK TO DO IN TURN FOR ITS GREAT BENIFITS

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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