Information About Feverfew
Feverfew Benefits: Learn About Herbal Feverfew Remedies
By Amy Grant
There are a number of traditional benefits of feverfew that have been used for hundreds of years plus new scientific research has given rise to the promise of yet another feverfew benefit. Click this article to learn about feverfew remedies and their benefits.
Harvesting Feverfew Herbs: How To Harvest Feverfew Plants
By Amy Grant
The harvesting of feverfew herb seeds and leaves by these early societies was thought to cure everything. Today, it is once again becoming a staple in many perennial herb gardens. If one of these gardens is yours, click here to find out more.
Growing Feverfew Herb In The Garden
By Jackie Rhoades
The feverfew plant is actually a species of chrysanthemum that has been grown in herb and medicinal gardens for centuries. Find out how to grow feverfew in the herb garden using tips from this article.
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When done well, cottage gardens seamlessly blend colors, textures, forms, and fragrance. There's no concern for spacing, no worry about planting in odd numbers, no graduations in height. A cottage garden's greatest appeal is that it seems to lack any conscious design. But even a cottage garden needs to be controlled. Some of the most successful cottage gardens start with a formal structure and soften the framework with the lavishness of cottage plants.
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The Plant Guide
Feverfew is a short-lived, bushy perennial that has become naturalized in much of North America. It has fragrant, ferny foliage and composite white flowers with yellow centers. It is often grown as an annual. The cultivar ‘Aureum’ has a dwarf habit, smaller flowers, and golden aromatic foliage. Other cultivars have double flowers, yellow flowerheads, or pompom-like flowerheads.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsDaisy-like flowers appear over a long period in summer. Feverfew has been used to treat toothache, arthritis, headaches, and (obviously) fever. Contact with the foliage may aggravate skin allergies.
CareWill tolerate most any soil except wet and heavy, but prefers well-drained, sandy soil in full sun.
PropagationSow seed at 50-55°F in late winter or early spring. Divide plants or root basal cuttings in spring. Insert softwood cuttings in early summer. Self-seeds prolifically.
ProblemsAphids, chrysanthemum nematode, leaf miners.
- Genus : Tanacetum
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : White, Yellow