A Victorian garden staple and an herbal remedy for centuries, feverfew is a reliable, fairly drought-tolerant, unfussy plant with masses of small white flowers on scented, ferny foliage. Blooms attract beneficial insects, and are great fresh-cut or dried flowers. Avidly reseeds, so let these "volunteers" decorate your garden and attract pollinators. Also known as featherfew, bachelor's or bride's button, and midsummer daisy.
• Botanical Name: Tanacetum parthenium
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Europe and Asia
• Hardiness: Short-lived perennial, (2 to 3 years) in USDA zones 5–8
• Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall
• Variety Information: ¾" flowers, white with yellow centers
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer
• Attributes: Attracts Beneficial Insects, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, as soon as the soil can be worked, or in late fall.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.
• Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
• Seed Depth: Press into surface
• Seed Spacing: A pinch of seeds every 12"
• Thinning: Thin to 1 every 12"