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Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium ) Seeds

Feverfew has distinctive daisy-like flower petals and is a member of the sunflower family. Feverfew and has been used for centuries in European folk medicine as a remedy for headaches, arthritis, and fevers. The term feverfew is adapted from the Latin word febrifugia or "fever reducer."

Native to southeastern Europe, feverfew is now widespread throughout Europe, North America, and Australia. Feverfew is a short perennial, growing 60cm tall, and will grow in any soil, self seeding readily and requiring little cultivation to thrive.

Growing Instructions

Feverfew seeds can be sown indoors from February to July. Sow seed in pots or trays on the surface of moist seed compost and cover with compost or vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 15-20C (64-68F) or seal inside a clear polythene bag/sheet of glass this could take 10-30 days.When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise for a week before planting outdoors 30cm (12") apart in any well drained soil in full sun.

Herb Usage

Feverfew produces small, daisy-like yellow flowers between July and October, and these blooms are arranged in a dense flat-topped cluster. Its has yellow-green leaves which are said to be bitter tasting, but it is these which are harvested, and have been heralded as an aid to control migraine headaches.

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Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun and free draining soil.
Flower Colour:
Height x Spread:
90cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Tanacetum parthenium
RHS rating H4

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