Tanacetum vulgare Tansy


Tansy Plant Tanacetum Vulgare emerging in spring.

Tansy is a bitter herb that had more followers in times past than now. A European native, Tansy was mainly used  as a medicinal herb or an insect repellant.

In Elizabethan times Tansy was used to make Tansy Custard. It was popular enough that puddings were sometimes called tansies. The taste really doesn't please most modern palates and it has pretty much been discounted as a culinary herb.


Tansy button flowers.

Our uses for Tansy are more of the ornamental kind. It makes a nice tall feathery specimen in the garden. The sprays of little gold buttons are pretty in the garden and make good additions to fresh herb wreaths or arrangements.

Tansy is one of the six plants chosen to be in our Crafter's Herb Garden for Zones 5-11.

This plant is occasionally available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Tansy Plug Trays are available.


Cultural Information

Height: 4 Feet    

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 3-11

Flower Color: Gold 

Characteristics: Full/Part Sun,

Uses: Dried Flower,

Organic Tansy Plant

$5.95 per 3 inch pot



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