Tansy - Knowledgebase Question

Benton, LA
Question by jwaldon810
January 4, 1998
What is "tansy"? I have heard planting it next to your house will control ants.


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Answer from NGA
January 4, 1998

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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is technically an herb though it is not safe for consumption. It is very effective at repelling insects, they tend not to like its pungent aroma. The dried flowers are also commonly used in flower arrangements. Tansy is available from Burpee at 1-800-888-1447.

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