Tanacetum vulgare Tansy 200 Seeds, Wild Flower, Perennial, Insect repellent
Tanacetum vulgare Tansy 200 Seeds, Wild Flower, Perennial, Insect repellent Click image to enlarge
Description Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This pretty native plant with its deeply serrated and aromatic leaves and heads of very attractive, yellow, button-like flowers will make an interesting addition to your borders. Of particular interest is its well documented insect repellent properties and it has been found to significantly reduce incidences of infestation when planted as a companion crop. Try a pot in the kitchen (or sprigs in a vase) to repel flies in summer!
Hardy perennial. Grows to approximately 2 - 4 feet (60 - 120 cm) tall. Prefers full sun to light shade. Doesn't like to sit in wet ground, but likes a moist, well draining soil.
Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed compost, just cover seeds with a sprinkling of soil. Ideal temp. 18-21°C. Germination takes 5-21 days.
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