Feverfew - Plant
Common name: Tanacetum parthenium,featherfew,altamisa
Color: White, Yellow
Bloom time: June to August
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Sow them indoors in early spring in a seed tray using well draining starting mix. Scatter the seeds over the surface of soil and lightly tamp them. Cover the tray with plastic sheet or put in a plastic bag and keep that in a bright spot.
If you want to sow seeds directly on the ground wait until the temperature warms up around 60 F (15 C) and last frost date passes away in the spring. Keep the soil evenly moist until the germination. Germination occurs within one or two weeks after seed sowing.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: -20F (-29C)
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer
- Growing feverfew doesn’t require fertilizer, if soil is rich in organic matter.
- However, you can apply a fertilizer you use for other flowers monthly.
Feverfew plants are grown as perennial and annual.
- Annual varieties die off in the winter and then germinate again in the spring.
- Feverfews are sensitive to extreme cold and need special care in winter time.
Do protect mulching to protect the plant from severe cold in winters.
- Mulching also helps in summers in conserving moisture.
Deadhead the faded flowers and slightly prune off the plant after the first flowering.
- Pruning stimulates the growth of new flowers.
- Prune long, leggy and diseased branches with discolored leaves.
- You can prune off the plant up to about one-third of its size.
Beds of mint or other tea plants where insects are not wanted. Feverfew repels insects of all nature, so it is a good plant to grow near entryways.
- Feverfew is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as fever, cold, rheumatism and cramps.
- It is also widely used to treat migraines.
- The flowers, stems and leaves
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.
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