Tansy

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[scientific name]

 

History

Tanachem vulgare

Ants and mice are said to hate it

Was a stewing herb in the 16th and 17th century

Used to die wool giving yellow and green colours

Attractive leathery foliage

Also known as Beggars Buttons due to its bright yellow button like flowers.

Fernleaf tansy is a compact variety that is tidier in appearance

Easy to grow, can be invasive, developes runners.

Propogate by replanting smally pieces or dividing clump in autumn

Tolerant of all conditions

Height of 50cm – 1m

Picked flowers last well

 

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