Tanacetum parthenium (Chrysanthemum Parthenium or Pyrethrum Parthenium) | Double Feverfew ‘White Wonder’
Feverfew, also known as Featherfew, Matricaria, Pale Maids, pellitory altamisa, featherfoil, febrifuge plant, midsummer daisy, Santa Maria, wild quinine, federfoy, flirtwort, European feverfew, feather-fully, feddygen, flirtroot, maith, and grande chamomile, is a short lived perennial medicinal herb that forms branched mounds of 2′ tall ferny, light-green foliage blanketed with clusters of petite, chysanthemum-like double-petaled flowers with yellow centers. Plants are highly fragrant with some bitter aromatics that are not appreciated by all, and in fact, repel some insects, while attracting others like hoverflies and butterflies. For this reason, it is sometimes planted as a deterrent-plant to ward off certain pests. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun to part shade.
Will self-sow, Deadhead to prevent self-seeding.
Leaves have been used for centuries for fevers, migraines, arthritis, stomach aches, and to lower temperature and cool the body. A word of caution though- eating fresh leaves may cause canker sores.
Cut flowers look great in bouquets and dried flowers can be used in flower arrangements.
Sun exposure: Full sun to part shade
Mature height: 18-24 inches
Mature width: 18-24 inches
Hardiness zones: 5-9