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Tansy Seeds

  • Tansy Seeds
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Tanacetum vulgare

Grown on Ophidian Farms - always organic!

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is a perennial growing up to 4 feet. Also known as "Bitter Buttons" and "Golden Buttons", it is fern-like with aromatic leaves and a fragrance reminiscent of camphor and rosemary. Mature plants produce heads of attractive yellow button-like flowers, interesting when grown at the back of an herb border.

Dried tansy has historically been used to repel insects like moths and ants, the plant also yields a traditional green dye. This herb is great as a strewing herb to repel fleas and ticks as well as a much to repel pests from various vegetables. Tansy can be used as in companion planting and for biological pest control. It is planted alongside potatoes to repel the Colorado potato beetle, with one study finding tansy reduced the beetle population by 60 to 100%. Also repels Squash Vine Borers, as a mulch or by planting nearby.  In England tansy is placed on window sills to repel flies; sprigs are placed in bed linen to drive away pests, and it has been used as an ant repellent. In the 1940s, distilled tansy oil mixed with fleabane, pennyroyal and diluted alcohol was a well known mosquito repellent

Tansy has also been cultivated and used for its insect repellent and in the worm warding type of embalming. It was packed into coffins, wrapped in funeral winding sheets, and tansy wreaths were sometimes placed on the dead. During the American colonial period, meat was frequently rubbed with or packed in tansy leaves to repel insects and delay spoilage.

Not recommended for culinary use.

1 gr = 8000 seeds

Auction is for 0.1 grams, 800 seeds

Germination rate = 78 %

Harvested fresh in fall of 2017, for sale through 2018!

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