Common Name: Common tansy
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: August to September
This decorative and pungent perennial was once important medicinally but is now seldom used, although it is a useful insect-repellent ingredient of pot-pourri. The curled and variegated forms are particularly attractive and less vigorous, which commends them for smaller gardens for the best colour, plant the variegated forms in light shade. Tansy is an easy-going plant that thrives, and may even be invasive, in most positions except where very wet, and it makes an excellent container plant when grown in a large pot and kept well-watered in summer.
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