Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'
With its chartreuse scalloped foliage and low spreading habit, this cheerful little plant provides a delightful accent to the edges of our borders. The leaves emerge gleaming, almost golden in early spring, and acquire their greener tint by late spring. Their yellow and white daisy flowers are displayed on branches above the foliage starting the middle of June.
||full sun- part shade
||average garden soil
||self-sows in our garden
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
Shear flowers after blooming to prolong plant life
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|James||May 26, 2009||I was looking at your golden feverfew page and i am looking for information on how it compares to "regular" feverfew that is now so popular as a medicinal for headaches, yours is one of the first page of sites that comes up when i searched.|
I would imagine the chemical composition of the golden variety isn't too different from that of the regular species - so medicinal properties should be similar. But I've not used it in that way.
|veronica utter||Apr 23, 2010||This plant is a real beauty. My uncle gave me one many years ago and it grew fine in the sandy soil to about 15". However, when I moved it to another area with more sun and better soil it grew to 32". I think it was due to the fact that the soil was tilled and manure was put down. There was only one year that it grew that tall. After a while I found that they get a little woody and I replace them with new seedlings. They are great self seeders. If you cut them back after first bloom they will bloom again. Great plant. |
|Tiziano||Oct 13, 2012||In our region (Veneto, Italy) we use it to make cakes.|
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