TANSY SEEDS, Bitter Buttons~(Chrysanthemum Vulgare)- perennial flower/herb,
Ornamental herb with lacy leaves topped with buttons of gold flowers. Nice for flower arrangements.Lovely, bright yellow flowers like little tiny suns for your garden!! HEIRLOOM Fresh seed .NO pesticides, herbicides or unnatural chemical fertilizers have been used in the production of any product.
Use for scabies, itching, bruises, sores, sprains, swelling, freckles, sunburn, toothaches, and as an insect repellent, when applied directly to the affected area.
Starting menstrual flow.
Killing roundworm or threadworm in children.
Improving digestion and appetite, gas, stomach spasms, bloating, and ulcers.
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.) is a perennial flower/herb, with a very full growth habit - it can grow to 5' or taller, and 5' or so in diameter. It can spread very quickly, so you will have to remove the flower heads before they set seed in order to contain it. Also known as common tansy and garden tansy Herbaceous perennial, Tansy will flower from mid to late summer, covered with small bright yellow button-like flowers. It prefers full sun and well drained soil. Tansy is used in companion planting to repel insects, including flies and fleas. It has been studied and found to repel Colorado potato beetles if planted alongside potatoes (reference - Wikipedia)
Tansy (Tanacetum Vulgare) - Start Tansy seeds and grow the commonly known plant Golden Buttons or Common Tansy. Common Tansy herb plants grow to two to three feet tall with small yellow button-like flowers. The Tansy leaves are used dry to make dyes and many forms of insect repellents. This is an herb plant grown from herb seeds that you DO NOT eat. You can harvest Tansy leaves anytime. For best quality, always harvest in the morning after the dew has dried. You can pick the flowers in the afternoon from midsummer to fall when they are almost fully open. Don't use Tansy in cooking, even though you may find older recipes that may include it. Tansy herb may cause illness when taken internally.
Today, the medicinal properties formerly attributed to Tansy have been largely discredited, although it is still in use as an effective insect repellent and can be an asset in the garden as a companion plant for cucumbers, squash, roses and some berries to help keep the plants pest-free.
How To Grow Common Tansy: Start Tansy seeds directly outdoors once frost danger has passed. Lightly cover the herb seeds and keep them moist. Golden Buttons plants self-sow abundantly by dropping its seeds. It's best to keep the spent flowers deadheaded in order to keep the Common Tansy herb plants from spreading too aggressively. The herb plants need about an inch of moistu
Tansy seed are tiny. They can be direct-sown in the garden. They do well in most soil conditions, but probably won't do well in sandy-soils.
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 24 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained soil of average fertility
Temperature: 68F - if no germination in 3 - 4 wks, move to 24 - 39F for 2 - 4 wks
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow and thinly cover
Sowing Rate: 5 - 7 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
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