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- Tanacetum parthenium, (Feverfew)
Tanacetum parthenium, (Feverfew)
0 tolerant plant. Happy in full sun or part shade. Can withstand drought, wind, salt, rain, snow and frosts. Tolerant to good or poor soils, And all pH's and aspects.
The leaves are a mid green soft to the touch, the flowers are like daisy's or miniature leucanthemum. The plants are typically grown as a biennial flowering a little in their first year. In full size and bloom the second. Although these tend to tail off after 2 years they will self seed (or can be hand sown) so plants turn themselves over meaning you always have some.
The leaves and flowers are edible and were traditionally used to reduce inflammation and fever hence the common name. We use it to make a tea for headaches. It doesnt taste great but works well.
It is also a fantastic plant to grow as a flower. Work well as a pest deterrent, has little issues and needs little care.
This is a perennial so will enter dormancy as just roots in winter. Spring will show new growth Summer in full growth and flower. Autumn the mint begins to die back for winter. Depending when you purchase this item it may be at different stages of growth.
Upon arrival unpack carefully and if dry give a little water. Acllimatise the plant to its new environment before potting on or planting out.