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Tansy Seeds

Botanical - Tanacetum vulgare


Seed Count:
550 Seeds
Usually despatched within 24 hours
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Price £1.43

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550 Seeds.

Other Names - Common Tansy, Golden Buttons, Curly Leaf, Garden Tansy…

Tansy produces fern - like dark green aromatic leaves. The attractive golden yellow button - like flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies. However this perennial herb can also be used as a natural insect repellent and useful when dried to help deter pests such as ants.

  • This aromatic herb is loved by bees and butterflies.
  • Attractive golden yellow button flowers on ferny dark green foliage.
  • Flowers can be dried.

Suitable For - Containers, raised beds, flower borders, cottage gardens, wildflower gardens, wildlife gardens, hedgerows, flowers for drying

Sowing Months - February - May

Harvest - June - October

Uses - Insect repellent. Potpourri

Soil Preperation

If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General Information Sowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type Distance between plants 40 cm
Position Full sun Distance between rows 40 cm
Average height 60 - 90 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 45+ cm Sowing distance between plants Thinly
Hardiness Fully hardy Distance between rows 40 cm
Overwintering Yes Sowing depth 2 mm indoors, 5 mm direct sowing
Soil Ph Germination temperature 10 to 16℃
Soil condition Well drained, sandy, poor to moderately fertile soil RHS Bee friendly Yes
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 14 - 30+ days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow tansy seeds thinly on the surface of moist compost in trays, modules or pots.
Cover with a light sprinkling of vermiculite or compost.
Place in a propagator or clear plastic bag and seal, germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started remove from the propagator or bag and place in a cooler but not cold location. Protect from frost.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots.
Grow on in a frost free greenhouse or cold frame.
Plant out when all risk of frost has passed and the plants are growing strong.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

In April - May, thinly sow the seeds into a well prepared seed bed, in rows 40 cm apart at the depth suggested above. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Water the newly sown seeds well. Keep the soil moist especially in dry weather.
Thin to 40 cm apart.

Growing On

Water well until established.
Moderately water established plants. Tansy does not like sodden conditions and prefers dryer soils.


The plants produce their golden yellow button flowers from June - September.


The attractive feathery aromatic foliage acts as a natural insect repellent.

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