Cottage Gardening forum: Anyone know this perennial?

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Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jun 24, 2010 8:22 AM CST
I wintersowed this one 3 years ago and cannot for the life of me remember what it is. Must be a member of the chrysanthemum family. I doesn't have flower petals and the leaves are highly aromatic.
Shown here with daisies.

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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Jun 25, 2010 4:28 AM CST
It looks like tansy, with the ferny leaves.

Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jun 25, 2010 4:47 AM CST
Does tansy get that tall, Kathleen? This is between 3 to 3.5 feet.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Jun 25, 2010 6:33 AM CST
Mine does. It should have an astringent scent to the leaves.

Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jun 25, 2010 6:37 AM CST
That must be it. Thanks for the help:)
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 25, 2010 3:22 PM CST
The girls used to put tansy in the ponies' bridles while trail riding==good fly repellant. I found that it worked on midges when walking in Scotland.
Name: Lucy
Huron, OH
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Jumper2
Jun 26, 2010 5:42 PM CST
mine gets that tall, and floppy sometimes. it worked great in the bridles of the horses.
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jun 26, 2010 9:47 PM CST
Good to know:) This one has never flopped, but has seeded itself about a bit. It was much taller than anticipated, so I moved it about a month ago. It seems to have recovered from the rough treatment it got and is now happily flowering with the shastas.
Name: Lucy
Huron, OH
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Jumper2
Jul 1, 2010 6:23 PM CST
I think mine flops as it is it part shade and seems to want more sun.
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jul 1, 2010 8:55 PM CST
It probably does. It gets some relief from the sun in the late afternoon. Must be a good thing in our heat. I know I need some relief, lol!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 1, 2010 9:49 PM CST
Hope that you don't 'flop' however. See list of drinks on the annuals thread.
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jul 3, 2010 8:33 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I suppose the only flopping I've done is in front of the soccer tournament...Trying to keep things watered is taxing enough for now. Going to look for those drinks!

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