Tanacetum vulgare



A very hardy, clump forming herb to 1m tall, that dies back to the roots in winter, and regrows in spring. It has green, fern-like foliage, with clusters of yellow button flowers.


Foliage can be used as an insect repellent. Flowers can be dried for decoration or pot pourri. Young leaves and flowers can be used to make a dye. Do not take internally.


Prefers sun or part shade. Frost tolerant. Suited to most soils, but best in a fertile, well drained one. Replant every 3-4 years. Sometimes mildly invasive.


Propagate relatively easily from cuttings or dividing clumps.


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Plant Health

Few pests or diseases. Caterpillars and grasshoppers may attack leaves though.

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