Tanacetum balsamita

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 Tanacetum balsamita subsp. var.  Alecost, Costmary
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 6 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: white
Asteraceae > Tanacetum balsamita var. , L.

Tanacetum balsamita is a perennial temperate herb known as Costmary, Alecost or Balsam herb.

It has been grown for many centuries for its pleasant, slightly medicinal or balsamic smell. It was used in medieval times as a place marker in bibles. It is referred to by Culpeper and others as the 'Balsam Herb'. [1] Leaves of the plant have been found to contain a range of essential oils.



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