Tanacetum vulgare
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
Grows and spreads rapidly through underground rhizomes and prolific seed production in moist, rich soil. Produces fragrant fern like foliage and pretty yellow button flowers. Was grown as a necessity in colonial gardens in the 1600s. Used historically by the Native Americans as a remedy for infection, digestive concerns, parasites as well as an abortifacient. Interestingly enough, oils have been found to be acaricidal, killing ticks and mites as well as repelling a number of other insects including ants, cockroaches and agricultural pests. Oils have been studied for their antioxidant, immunomodulating, antimicrobial and cytotoxic properties. Used as a source for yellow and green fabric dyes. Rarely used by herbalists today due to the toxicity of the chemical component, thujone present. Height 3 feet.
P6180 Plants
Not to AB, ND
$5.95/ea, $16.05/3 plants, $57.00/12 plants
Currency: United States Dollar

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