Tansy Seeds - (Tanacetum vulgare)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 100 seeds per pack
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements:
- Well drained
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Tansy - Golden Buttons
Finely divided compound leaves on stout, somewhat reddish smooth stems, with yellow, button-like flowers. Scent is camphor pungent with rosemary undertones. Heat and drought tolerant, but does well in poor, cold soils.
Grown in North America since the 1600s for its herbal properties, is native to Europe. The belief in tansy's ability to arrest decay (it was often packed into coffins) originates from the longevity of is scent and color. The trait is preserved in its common and Latin name, which derives from the Greek word for immortality, athanasia.
Listed by the United States Pharmacopoeia as a treatment for fevers, feverish colds, and jaundice. Used by traditional dyers to produce a golden-yellow dye. The yellow flowers are dried for use in floral arrangements. Repels insects, particularly flies and mosquitoes.
Tansy plants increase rapidly, creating large colonies from their creeping rootstock.