Feverfew, Pompom

Herb

Feverfew

Dense double white pompom type that grows to 2ft. with long stems and is suitable as a cut flower.

Feverfew, a perennial herb, is a member of the chrysanthemum family and has a resemblance to Chamomile.

With its bushy leaves and yellow-centered, daisy-like white flowers, it presents an attractive and sturdy plant, with both decorative and medicinal value.

 

FEVERFEW REPELS BEES so DO NOT plant it near plants you want pollinated.

Contains 0.3% parthenolide.

Zone 4-9
Light: Full Sun to Partial shade

Water: Normal
Soil: Loamy
Flowers: Early summer to first frost.

Cover seeds with 1/8” soil and keep moist during germination.

Likes full to partial sun—do not plant in shade.

Avoid soggy ground—feverfew is susceptible to mildew.

Direct seed after first frost or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. (transplant after at least 4 leaves have developed)

Feverfew will self seed in the fall.  If you do not want the plant to spread you need to dead head the flowers as they fade to prevent seed drop.

During the Middle Ages herbalists referred to the plant as featherfoil. Gradually the name evolved into “feverfew” and as early as the 17th century the plant gained a reputation as a headache cure.

In the 1970s, Dr. E. Stewart Johnson tested feverfew on 270 patients at the City of London Migraine Clinic. Feverfew relieved migraines in 70 percent.

Not all varieties yield usable amounts of parthenolide, the plant’s natural pain reliever.

NOTE:

These seeds or plants are sold for the sole purpose of garden beautification.

Information here is for educational and historical purposes only.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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