Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is widely used as a perennial medicinal herb which is known to help reduce headaches and inflammation pain. Not only is it a wonder herb, it also looks fantastic with its bountiful amount of white daisy like flowers on a small bush. Great for the herb garden, in pots or flowering beds.


How to grow Feverfew in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun to light shade and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.
  2. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Sow seeds by scattering them thinly on top of the seed trays or directly where they are to grow, and barely cover them with some Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and water with a fine mist spray.
  3. Water gently and keep moist through germination period. 
  4. The seedlings are ready to transplant when they are approximately 5-7cm in height.
  5. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 40-45cm apart. Water in well.
  6. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, woodchip or pea straw.
  7. When buds appear, feed with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food. TIP: For an added boost apply Yates Thrive Roses & Flower Liquid Plant Food.

     
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How to grow Feverfew in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  3. Plant directly into the pot by scattering the feverfew seeds thinly on top of the seed trays or directly where they are to grow, and barely cover them with some Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and water with a fine mist spray.
  4. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flower Liquid Plant Food. TIP: For an added boost apply Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.


Growing tips

  • Lightly prune back flowers to encourage further growth and blooms.

  • The fresh leaves can be consumed with other food which is known to reduce headaches, pain and inflammation.

  • Do not ingest this plant if pregnant or breast feeding.

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