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Feverfew Seeds

Heirloom

5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
A Victorian garden staple and an herbal remedy for centuries, feverfew is a reliable, fairly drought-tolerant, unfussy plant with masses of small white flowers on scented, ferny foliage. Blooms attract beneficial insects, and are great fresh-cut or dried flowers. Avidly reseeds, so let these "volunteers" decorate your garden and attract pollinators. Also known as featherfew, bachelor's or bride's button, and midsummer daisy. Feverfew is used in traditional teas and has a long history of medicinal use. Perennial in USDA zones 5–8. Deer resistant.

Botanical Name: Tanacetum parthenium

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Europe and Asia

Hardiness: Short-lived perennial, (2 to 3 years) in USDA zones 5–8

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall and wide; bushy habit

Variety Information: ¾" flowers, white with yellow centers

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost; spent blossoms are constantly replaced with new if deadheaded regularly.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as the soil can be worked, or in late fall.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 10 – 15 Days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A pinch of seeds every 12"

Thinning: Thin to 1 every 12"

Special Care: Light aids germination. Press seed into soil surface; do not cover.

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Feverfew Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Feverfew

5 out of 5 stars Jul 24, 2022
This was my first time planting these and I was very well pleased . The germination rate was great. The tiny blossoms I just love, and they bloomed for along time.
Veleria from NC

Highly recommend for cut filler flower and in the landscape.

5 out of 5 stars Nov 1, 2022
This was my first experience growing feverfew. I started seeds indoors in late September/October, great germination and easy to pot up. I didn't transplant out until late December of 2021. I am in zone 7 right outside of Washington DC in Maryland. Last December was mild so they had a little time to establish before the cold set in. All of my transplants overwintered and put on some magnificent blooms in late May through mid July. Plants grew mulch taller than expected, probably some over 3 ft. that were in ideal conditions. I loved the herbacious fragrence. I cut stems down to the base after their first flush and had some shorter blooms in September and October. I sowed a few more seeds from this packet again this September and had great germination once again. I can even tell that some of my plants have reseeded around the garden. Highly recommend.
Brian from MD
Owner Response: Hi Brian, We're so glad that you've enjoyed growing feverfew! Thanks so much for sharing your experience.

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