White Pompon Feverfew
White Pompon Feverfew is a a southeastern European native with small, double daisy-like white flowers with tiny yellow centers growing to 2 feet, forming a rounded clump of foliage, and has long stems, making a good cut flower. Historically feverfew was valued for treating migraines, allergies, arthritis, and inflammation.
Perennial, zones 5-9
Germination: 7-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, needs light to germinate.
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost, 12-18" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, sow a few seeds every 2-4”. Thin to the strongest seedling, 12-18” apart
Height and Width: 18-24” x 18-24”
Spacing: 12-18” apart
Light Needs: Full sun to light shade
Soil Needs: White Pompon Feverfew needs average to fertile, well drained soil
Days to flower: Blooms the first season when started indoors, 80-90 days
Uses: Medicinal, ornamental, containers, cut flowers
Care: Harvesting flowers keeps the plant blooming longer. Leaves and flowers can be used fresh or dried.
Tips: The leaves and flowers are used to make herbal remedies. Reseeds. Removing flowers reduces reseeding. The strong smelling foliage has a reputation for repelling insects.