Herb - Tansy Seeds
HOW TO GROW FROM SEEDS
Sow Tansy seeds in the spring for best results, sow directly into the garden 1cm-deep as soon as the danger of frost has passed. Cold stratification means breaking a seed’s dormancy to allow the seed to germinate in 15 to 30 days. Tansy seeds can be started indoors as early as eight weeks before the last frost if being planted in the spring. Tansy plants also can be planted in the fall, but this is usually done by dividing established tansy plants and planting the divisions, not growing them from seeds. So it is your choice when to sow the seeds. But we suggest sowing in spring and eight to nine weeks before the last frost.
CARE AFTER GENERATION
You have to care a little while growing Tansy. Once tansy plants are seedling size, thin them to 16 cm apart. Tansy can grow in full sun or partial shade. It does best in fertile, well-drained soil and in an area that has little vegetation already established. Tansy is often used as a companion plant in the garden as it repels many pests, and it has even been used in the past to kill parasites internally in humans and animals. Tansy flowers are long-lasting. Tansy grows well as a border or edging. Once they are established, tansy plants require little attention. So you don’t need to worry about caring for the plants.
BENEFITS OF TANSY
Fern-like aromatic leaves and yellow button-like flower heads. Height 80-100cm. Used in potpourri and as a natural insect repellent when dried. Tansy is also used to treat roundworm and threadworm infections in children. Other uses include treatment of epileptic seizures, colds, fever, hysteria, gout, kidney problems, and tuberculosis. It is also used to kill lice and bacteria, promote sweating, calm the nerves, and act as an antioxidant, tonic, and stimulant.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
- Sowing Time: Spring
- Height: 60-120 cm
- Mature: 12 Months
- Bloom Time: July - August
- Temperature: Cold
- Ireland & Northern Ireland: Orders placed before 4 p.m. will be delivered the next day, otherwise usually 2 Working days.
- Rest of the World : 3-11 Working Days
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