The feverfew plant (Tanacetum parthenium) is actually a species of chrysanthemum that has been grown in herb and medicinal gardens for centuries.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Tanacetum parthenium,featherfew,altamisa |
|Maximum Reachable Height ||0.75 to 1.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||White, Yellow|
|Bloom Time ||June to August |
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing feverfew doesnt 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.
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 |
|Watering ||Medium |
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||-20F (-29C)|
|Fertilizer ||apply any organic fertilizer|
Feverfew special feature
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.
- It is also occasionally grown for ornament
- 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
- It is a traditional medicinal herb which is commonly used to prevent migraine headaches,
- The flowers, stems and leaves
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Feverfew ?
Feverfew is commonly known as Tanacetum parthenium,featherfew,altamisa
How tall do Feverfew grow?
On average Feverfew grows 0.75 to 1.00 feet
What color are Feverfew ?
A Feverfew plant bears flowers of color White, Yellow
When Feverfew blooms?
With enough light, Feverfew may produce White, Yellow flowers in June to August
How hard is Feverfew to grow?
A Feverfew is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Feverfew need?
A Feverfew prefers Full sun
How much water does a Feverfew need?
A Feverfew prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Feverfew need?
A Feverfew prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Feverfew like?
A Feverfew prefers -20F (-29C)
How often should I fertilize my Feverfew ?
To encourage Feverfew growth, apply any organic fertilizer
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
plant was delivered in excellent condition there was no damage .
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