Tanacetum vulgare

Tansy is an extravagant addition to the perennial border with its numerous sturdy stalks of generous gold button flowers, fabulous in both fresh and dried arrangements. Tansy has a long history of use and was first cultivated by the ancient Greeks for medicinal purposes, and is now used for a wide variety of indications, including killing parasites and for gall bladder conditions, migraines and joint pain.

Water: Moderate to Dry

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Herbaceous spreading perennial to 5' tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Not picky, though looks best in rich garden soil

Origin: Temperate Europe and Asia