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Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew)

Like love-in-the-mist, and poppies, these are quintessentially country flowers, pretty and simple, yet elegant with it.
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2000 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
parthenium
Common name
Feverfew
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover in spring or autumn. Once germinated, good light and cool temperatures (above freezing) are best. Harden off before planting out after last frosts. Overwinter in a cold frame or greenhouse if autumn sown. Sow direct in warmer months.

Description

Like love-in-the-mist, and poppies, these are quintessentially country flowers, pretty and simple, yet elegant with it — and they last well over a week in a vase.

Care Tips

Ensure good drainage, will not do well on heavy, wet soils. Cut back after flowering. Feverfew is a short-lived perennial but will self-seed freely. The leaves of Feverfew can be harvested and used fresh or dried to make teas.