PlantsTanacetum→Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium 'Ultra Double White')

Botanical names:
Tanacetum parthenium Accepted
Matricaria parthenium Synonym
Chrysanthemum parthenium Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 12-24 inches
Plant Spread: 10-12 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting


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Location: Southeast MIDate: July
By jvdubb
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Location: Southeast MIDate: July
By jvdubb
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Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Aug 28, 2014 9:54 AM

I was once lucky enough to discover this gem at a local nursery that sells tiny pots of starter herbs and plants for $.99! The tiny plant took off from the start. It developed into a bushy specimen approximately 24 inches high. It started blooming in June and with deadheading continued blooming into fall. The blooms are tiny bright white gems that blanket the whole plant. This was in my zone 5 garden. The original plant did not survive winter, but it self sowed prolifically. I did not take any with me when I moved.

I found seeds online and wintersowed them in winter 2012-2013 in my zone 6 garden. Germination was very successful and I ended up with many more plants than I could handle. I planted out perhaps ten seedlings, all in full sun. They all performed well. Again, I deadheaded throughout the season and they continued to bloom into fall.

All ten plants survived the wicked winter of 2013-2014. AND I even found seedlings growing behind my shed, a good 50 yards away from where any had been planted. I cut all of them back harshly in early spring to create shorter, bushier plants. They all became quite lush and stocky, to the extent of crowding their neighbors. After the first round of blooms, I dug up all but two plants and gave away the rest. Some of them required a three-gallon pot! I am sure I will have plenty of volunteers next year from the two plants I have left.

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