Tansy seeds - Tanacetum vulgare - Wildflower
Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare
Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: 90 cm - 1.2 m
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Prefers damp soil in sun or semi-shade.
When to sow: Spring or early autumn
Also known as buttonweed, hind-heal and bitter buttons.
Tansy has deeply-divided, aromatic leaves and clusters of button golden daisy flower through summer into autumn.
It grows naturally on verges and grassland but makes a tall, striking garden plant in a garden border. (It will self-seed and may need staking if it gets very tall).
Tansy provides food for the bright green tansy beetle, (sadly now rare in the UK) and also our most common hoverfly, the marmalade fly which is orange with black bands across its body.
Sow in spring or early autumn. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and raking lightly.
Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover very lightly with soil, (do not bury too deeply). Water gently.
They can also be grown in pots or trays inside, (I recommend using peat free biodegradable pots), and planted out when grown.
Do not let seed bed or pots dry out before seeds have germinated.
Contents: Approximately 650 seeds / 0.26 g
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