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 Tanacetum parthenium subsp. var.  Feverfew
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers, naturalizes, invasive
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USDA Zones: 4 to 9
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Flower features: orange, yellow, white
Asteraceae > Tanacetum parthenium var. ,

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium; syn. Chrysanthemum parthenium (L.) Pers., Pyrethrum parthenium Sm.) is a traditional medicinal herb which is found in many old gardens, and is also occasionally grown for ornament. The plant grows into a small bush up to around 46 cm in high, with citrus-scented leaves and is covered by flowers reminiscent of daisies. It spreads rapidly, and they will cover a wide area after a few years. It is also commonly seen in the literature by its synonyms, Chrysanthemum parthenium (L.) Bernh. and Pyrethrum parthenium (L.) Sm.

Feverfew is native to the Balkan Peninsula, Anatolia and the Caucasus.


A perennial herb, which should be planted in full sun, 38 to(-) 46 cm apart and grows up to 61 cm in tall. It is hardy to USDA zone 5 (-30 °C °F 0) and should be cut back to the ground in the fall. Outside of its native range it can become an invasive weed.


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