Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) - 100 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 5-10
Feverfew is definitely a must-have for the herb garden! It is not only a lovely ornamental herb, but it has medicinal value as well. Chrysanthemum Parthenium Feverfew is easily grown from herb seeds, and it is a hardy perennial with deeply cut leaves and lovely daisy-like blooms that measure 3/4 inch across. It is native to Southern Europe, but today it can be found in many areas of the world. A synonymous botanical name is Tanacetum Parthenium. The Feverfew herb plant will thrive in the poorest soils. It prefers a position in full sun as the plant sometimes is susceptible to mildew in the shade. Feverfew roots prefer not to be waterlogged, so soil that drains wells is a must. Propagation of the Feverfew plant can be both from herb seeds or by root division. Feverfew flowers are nice for cutting and may be dried face down on a flat surface and used in potpourri.
Feverfew is commonly used in Europe for its anti-inflammatory properties; it is mainly recommended for migraine headaches and arthritis. Double-blind studies conducted with feverfew support its effectiveness for these conditions. It has also been used for psoriasis and premenstrual syndrome, as well as for colds, fever, and flu. It moves the blood and stimulates the appetite.
Feverfew seeds can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost is expected and transplanted outdoors in the garden. Or, for areas with a long growing season, after frost danger has passed, prepare a seedbed and directly plant the herb seeds outdoors. The Feverfew plants should be spaced about 24 inches apart.
Average Germ Time: 14-21 days
Light Required: Full sun
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 4-6
Plant Spacing: 24 inches
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