Tanacetum vulgare

Tansy Overview

Botanical Name: Tanacetum vulgare

Common Name: Tansy 

Plant Type: Perennial 

Bloom Time:  Summer 

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Height: 30cm - 90cm (1ft - 3ft) 


Flower Color: Yellow 

Planting Place: Wildlife Gardens 

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Tanacetum vulgare, also known as tansy, is a perennial herb with daisy-like flower heads. It has fern-like leaves and clusters of mustard-yellow button flowers.

Tansy thrives in well-drained soil and a sunny spot. It has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries and can also be a great companion plant in your vegetable garden.

It flowers from early summer to late fall, and the flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Tanacetum vulgare is a beautiful, versatile herb that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.

Tanacetum vulgare is easy to grow and thrives in most soil types. However, T. vulgare can be toxic if animals or people ingest large amounts of it. And it has been listed as an invasive weed in some US States.

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