Tanacetum parthenium



Also known as Matricaria. This lovely filler has fragrant foliage while the individual flowers sit uniformly on top of strong stems, making it a great cut flower. 


100 seeds per packet

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Flower type:Filler
Life cycle:Tender Perennial
Climate:Prefers a cool growing season and flowers from the end of spring through summer.
Sowing guide:Sow in trays (recommended) in March to May / August-September and transplant after 3-4 weeks. Ensure very well-drained soil.
Planting Season:Autumn / Spring
Germination guide:Seeds germinate in 6-10 days from sowing @ 20-22 C. Cover lightly with thin layer of vermiculite/soil.
Flowering time:October-December (if sown in March to May) or 110 days after sowing after August.
Pinch:Not necessary
Position:Full Sun
Final height:50-85cm (autumn sowing will produce taller stems than spring sowing)
Spacing:23 cm

Growing Tips:

Ensure well-drained soil, especially if planting in Autumn. Easy grower.

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when almost all the individual flower on the flower stem are open. Plants will produce a strong second flush of stems after harvesting. Expected flower vase life is 7 days.

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