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Feverfew Seeds

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Feverfew Seeds

Feverfew, also known as Tanacetum parthenium is a native to southeastern Europe, and is now widespread throughout Europe, North America, and Australia.

Feverfew is a short perennial that blooms between July and October, has a small daisy-like look and blooms all summer. Feverfew is a member of the sunflower family and has been used for centuries in Europe to treat headaches, arthritis, and to reduce fevers. The term Feverfew is adapted from the Latin word febrifugia or "fever reducer."

Feverfew is also used to regulate menstrual cycles, labor difficulties, skin conditions, stomach aches, and asthma. Many people believe that if you eat just a couple leaves each day, feverfew can reduce the re-occurrence of migraine headaches.

Feverfew's dried flower buds also contain the same properties as pyrethrum, and are often used as an insect repellent. This property can be taken advantage of by planting Feverfew among aphid loving perennials and annuals, and it will repel unwanted insects. A solution of Feverfew dabbed on the skin will repel biting insects. The crushed leaves are also known to deter moths.

Feverfew flower buds can also be added to a foot bath to help eliminate the complaints of swollen feet.

Italians are known for adding Feverfew to many recipes as it adds the desired bitter taste to many popular dishes.

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Dried Feverfew
Additional Details
  • Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Tanacetum (TAN-uh-SEE-tum)
  • Species: parthenium (par-THEN-ee-um)
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  • Category: Perennial
  • Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
  • Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
  • Germination Time:
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Bloom Color:White/Near White
  • Foliage: Herbaceous, Aromatic, Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
  • Soil Requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
  • Propagation Methods: Seeds can be winter sown, or started early in a greenhouse or on a windowsill.Stem cuttings can be stuck in the ground, or in pots, in the spring and early summer.
  • Other Details: Self-sows freely, may be invasive to other plants.


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