Native to southeastern Europe, feverfew has naturalized in many parts of the world. Feverfew is usually grown for ornamental purposes, but it can be harvested when in bloom for various uses, including herbal remedies. The name parthenium is said to be derived from a story about using the plant to save a worker who fell from the Parthenon while it was being built in the 5th century. Direct sow on surface of soil in late spring or early summer. If sowing indoors begin 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplant after danger of frost has passed.
Tanacetum parthenium, Feverfew
- Height: 12"-24". Spread: 12"-18". Small, daisy-like white flowers with yellow centers from late spring through summer. Sun. No pre-treatment