Tanacetum parthenium | Feverfew
The feverfew plant (Tanacetum parthenium) is actually a species of chrysanthemum that has been grown in herb and medicinal gardens for centuries.
It has small, white, daisy-like flowers with bright yellow centres and makes an excellent cut flower.
Cut it to the ground after the first frost and watch for it to regrow in the spring. It re-seeds fairly easily, so you might find yourself giving away new plants or alternatively remove the flower heads before they go to seed if you don't want volunteer plants popping up.
This is a wonderful plant that will grow almost anywhere there is good sunshine. It is very very drought tolerant and will seed itself in pavement cracks and even grow in gravel!
Feverfew brightens any spot in the garden and is an excellent choice for areas that you wish to cover or brighten where other plants don't have enough soil or water to grow.
It has stiff upright branches that bush out to as much as 30cm and will grow anywhere from 30cmto 60cm in height. In late spring it produces bright white daisy flowers at the ends of all the stems which can last as long as a month. When the plants reseed they will overwinter as small green rosettes, to take off again in spring.
Height 50cm x 30cm Wide
Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent of 1.2 litres
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