Monday, May 16, 2016

Double Feverfew

In SoCal Feverfew can be an invasive weed. Tanacetum parthenium is a perennial herb that has been used as a fever reducer and headache remedy. It has single Daisy flowers and I have to pull it from many jobs. But this is a double flowered variety that I love! It doesn't reseed all over like the common variety. And the flowers are like cute buttons. The plant grows best in full sun to about 2' tall and blooms in warm weather.

It used to be classified as a Chrysanthemum but was changed to Tanacetum. The leaves do look similar. But they smell way more herby than Mums. This double variety is difficult to find but is worth it if you can.

Happy Gardening!