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Feverfew is a a southeastern European native with small, cheery daisy-like white flowers with tiny yellow centers. Grows 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.    

  200 seeds



Tanacetum parthenium

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: 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.