Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
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Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Tansy
Tansy Tanecetum vulgare People either love or hate this wild and wily beauty. There is no doubt that tansy is a useful and beautiful plant.

Tall and stately with aromatic feathery tooth-edged foliage and bold clusters of bright yellow button-like flowers that put on a show from mid-July to late fall. Adds a vibrant note to dried arrangements.

High camphor content deters orchard pests. Traditionally used in the home to repel ants, fleas, flies and mice.

Tansy accumulates potassium from the soil making it a valuable addition to the compost heap. Can be invasive, and is best planted in heavy clay soils so the underground rhizomes will spread more slowly than in light well-drained conditions. Snip off the flower heads for further control of its vigorous spreading nature.

Plant 2' apart in full sun in heavy clay soil. Grows 4–5' tall. Maine Grown. We cannot ship to MT, SD, WA or WI. Pregnant women avoid.

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Price
L747A: 1 for $5.75
ordering closed for the season
L747B: 3 for $15.00
ordering closed for the season
L747C: 6 for $25.00
ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable, not soft or brittle. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting of the root crowns.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.
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