Tanacetum vulgareRegular price $12.00 Save $-12.00
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