Tanacetum parthenium
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Tanacetum parthenium


  family asteraceae 
  genus tanacetum 

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Genus  Tanacetum Species  parthenium Variety  Cultivar  Common names  feverfew   tansy Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S6611 Data source  CrscntBlm;MedPl p139;Frgnt p101
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Tanacetum parthenium have a strongly rank smelling aroma. Tansy (also known as feverfew) does best in full sun. It likes moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  analgesic   febrifuge   antirheumatic   emmenagogue   bitter Medicinal parts  Aerial parts Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Tanacetum parthenium has herbal applications as an analgesic, as a febrifuge, as an antirheumatic and as an emmenagogue. See the medicinal properties section for even more traditional herbal uses. Tansy (sometimes called feverfew) should not be used by anyone who is pregnant. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the aerial parts.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  strong,peculiar,disagreeable odor Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Rank Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Tanacetum parthenium is a perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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