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Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare

Belonging to the Tanacetum genus, Tansy has a botanical name of Tanacetum vulgare. The botanical name epithet vulgare means 'common'.

Tansy is a great, low maintenance herb to grow that has a range of beneficial uses in the garden. Blooms in vibrant yellow in the summer, and can be used as a natural insect repellant.

Tansy is a herb perennial, it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Tansy is known for growing with a phorb habit to a height of approximately 1.00 metres (that's 3.25 feet in imperial).

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Tansy is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Tansy

  • Full Sun

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  • Medium

Strongly aromatic leaves repel insects.
Attractive button flowers dry well.

Growing Tansy from seed

Transplanting Tansy

Companion plants for Tansy

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Tansy so consider planting:

The tansy is a great plant to consider planting with most crops as it has a bitter, aromatic oil that is a strong insect repellant. Tansy can also help fix potassium into the soil.

Repellent plants for Tansy

These plants will not grow well with Tansy so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Tansy problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Tansy plants:

Other names for Tansy

Silver Lace Bush, Dusty Miller, Common tansy, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Mugwort, Golden Buttons

Tanacetum vulgare L.

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