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    Tansy
    HER-TAN01


     
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    ZONE: 3 - 11
    EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
    SIZE: 48"H x 36"S
    BLOOM: Yellow, Mid Summer
    POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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    Description Briscoe's Tips
     
    Tanacetum vulgare

    Tansy is a cold hardy, aromatic herb that has traditional medicinal uses. Historically, Tansy was used primarily to expel worms from the human body as well as to induce menstrual cycles. Because of its levels of toxic Thujone oils, which can lead to spasms, psychotic episodes and abortions, the herb is regarded as too toxic for modern medical usage.

    Derived from the Greek word "athanasia" meaning immortality, because of the plant's long lasting blooms, Tansy is still used in small doses for its culinary applications. Though slightly bitter, it is used to flavor desserts and alcohols and Tansy's beautiful, button-like flowers also make a nice garnish.

     As an aromatic herb, it has a piney odor when brushed, and works well along a high traffic area for the fragrance.  It has feathery leaves that have a tropical look, and the shorter specimens make a nice-looking rock garden plant.  Leaves are used to repel ants and moths, in sachets or strewn about. Small rounded, yellow flowers are used in potpourri or dried for everlastings.
    Features
    Zones:Perennial in zones 3-9

    Size: 36"H 36"S

    Light: Full to partial sun

    Bloom: Yellow, blooms in mid Summer

    Uses: Tansy was once used for its usefulness in expelling worms from the body and bringing on menstrual cycles, but today Tansy is used only sparingly as a flavoring in desserts due to its toxicity.

    Tips: Tansy is a beautiful, cold hardy herb that acts as a natural insect repellent. Plant it near your patio to reduce the amount of bugs at your next cookout!

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