Puriri Lane | Tanacetum vulgare | Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Also known as Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare is actually a perennial herb.  It is a very pretty plant with lovely fern like foliage  which is also aromatic that is often used as a natural insect repellant.  It is both hardy and very easy to grow and has cute little bright yellow button flowers that are fantastic for picking and are absolutely adored by bees and other pollinators.  It is also excellent for drying.

It does however come with a warning in that this plant can be considered invasive if it is not deadheaded  as it is a prolific self sower so we grow ours in a pot and make sure that we cut the flowers which we use for drying.  Placement in a vege garden in a pot is also great for keeping the bugs away. So please decide if you can keep on top of deadheading if you do not want this plant to become a nuisance.

These plants thrive on neglect, and Tansy is considered a beneficial companion plant for most crops, from cabbage, kale, broccoli and cauliflower, to cucumbers, squash and even potatoes. Its camphor-scented foliage helps to repel pests, while its bright yellow button flowers attract pollinators and beneficial insects to the garden. Grows in full sun. Harvest leaves when needed, and expect flower clusters in late summer.

Tansy roots go deep so be prepared to do some heavy digging if you want to remove the plant completely if you choose to plant it in your garden.  

We grow this more for flower farmers who want to grow this for cutting and drying so they are always removing the flower heads.  We also only grow small numbers of this plant.

Do not confuse this plant with "tansy ragwort" (Senecio jacobea), which is a different plant altogether.

 Cut back plants close to the ground in early spring

Perennial | Prolific Self Sower | Hardy

Height | 1.2m x 45cm Wide

Plant size | PB 2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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