Is This Tansy?

lagenaria_va(7 VA)July 24, 2010

I've never grown tansy. We bought an abandoned flower farm, and I thought these were some sort of fern, but now they're covered in yellow flowers. I think these are tansy, but if someone could confirm, I'd really appreciate it!


Shenandoah, Virginia

Here is a link that might be useful: Looks Like Tansy

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neil_allen(z5/6 Chi IL)

Yes, it's tansy. They can be invasive in some areas, spreading aggressively by seed as well as underground runners. If you pick the flowers, the seeds won't be a problem. In my clay soil, they don't compete well against grass, but in sandy soils they do spread. Hope you get some good use out of them!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2010 at 2:49PM
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lagenaria_va(7 VA)

Thank you!! They have definitely spread over one bed, so I'm trying drying the flowers this year.


    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 12:49PM
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Yes, first two are definitely Tansy. You probably don't want it IN your garden, or else be sure to dead head it. To dry, pick the blooms when they first began opening and just hang them, they dry nicely.It is considered a bad weed in most areas. I have to agree that it is pretty.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 1:08PM
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