Tansy, Tanacetun Vulgare, 100+ Medicinal Seeds
Tansy is a herbaceous perennial plant, often deemed as a weed, usually grows to 4 ft and features bright button-like yellow flowers on top of stiff stems. Requiring very little care, it’s usually found in wildflower gardens.
Tansy has a long history of use. It was first recorded as being cultivated by the ancient Greeks for medicinal purposes; although most of its medicinal uses have been discredited, tansy is still a component of some medicines and is listed by the United States Pharmacopeia as a treatment for fevers, feverish colds, and jaundice.
Origination: Asia and temperate Europe
Hardiness: zones: USDA 3-9
Flower Color: Yellow
Maturity: 30-90 Days
Other Names: common tansy, bitter buttons, cow bitter, or golden buttons
Growing Instructions: Planting tansy is easy and requires little effort on your part. Tansy will want a very sunny location, and only real soil requirement is that it not be too damp. Once the threat of frost has passed, poke holes in the soil about ½ an inch deep and put in a few (2-3) seeds and gently cover with soil and lightly water. Take care not to over water; only really supplementing water once the top few inches of soil has dried.
Tansy is an eager spreader wherever it is grown, but it is such an aggressive re-seeder in some climates that it is listed as a noxious weed. Growing tansy is prohibited in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, and parts of the state of Washington, as well as the Alberta and British Columbia provinces in Canada.