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Tanacetum

Tanacetum (Tansy)

Tanacetum is easy to grow, as it tolerates many different soil types and sunlight levels. Tanacetum grows best in well-drained, average soil in full to part sun. Tanacetum is drought-tolerant, once established.


More Information About Tanacetum

Tanacetum is a genus of around 160 species, many of which have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes to treat migranes and menstrual problems. The chemical compounds in tanacetum are very toxic, even in low doses, making them problematic to take internally. The leaves, when applied in a poultice to the skin, treat bites and stings and repel insects.

Tanacetum is closely related to mums and Shasta daisies and has swapped many species between these groups over the years. Tanacetum is a great little perennial with its finely dissected, fern-like, fragrant leaves and button-like, yellow flowers. Crushed tanacetum leaves are said to smell like a mix of camphor and rosemary.

Tanacetum is easy to grow, as it tolerates many different soil types and sunlight levels. Tanacetum grows best in well-drained, average soil in full to part sun. Tanacetum is drought-tolerant, once established, and will spread via rhizomes to form an attractive colony. Although, the wild varieties of tanacetum can be weedy if they are not promptly de-flowered, there are several well-behaved cultivars. When you are ready to buy tanacetum for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of tanacetum for sale.