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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 3 - 9
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 36"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Yellow, Mid Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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Tansy Plants

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.
Zones: 3 - 9

Size: 36"H x 18"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Yellow, 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!

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Tansy June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Roberta Goldsberry from Larned, KS United States  
A very favorite herb of mine.  My plant is growing just great after planting upon arrival.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Arrived in good condition April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Deborah Stietenroth from Brookhaven, MS United States  
Randy arrived in good condition and is growing nicely, it is supposed to help deter ants, but I haven't used it for that purpose. I can't really remember why I ordered this plant, but I do like it's unusual smell and "wild" appearance.

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Tansy April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Diana Ellinghouse from Dry Ridge, KY United States  
With no previous tansy experience, I am giving it a try as an herb with year round beauty. This autumn I planted my second and third.  I have been pleasantly surprised by the quick graceful growth and blooming of the first one.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Tansy April 25, 2018
Reviewer: MARK LUCE from FAYETTEVILLE, NC United States  
Very hardy.  It is doing well.

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
hardy, fast to establish May 28, 2014
Reviewer: Suzanne from Watertown, CT United States  
this plant is wonderfully hardy and quick to establish it's self. This is the second plant I ordered, and I can't help but be impressed with the first year this hardy perenial reached it's full size.

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