Tansy | Tanacetum vulgare

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Transform your garden with the resilient beauty of Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)! Vibrant yellow blooms and fern-like leaves make it a standout addition. Easy to grow, Tansy attracts pollinators, adding charm to your outdoor haven. Elevate your space with this enduring wildflower!


Botanical Information: Tansy

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), is a hardy perennial wildflower celebrated for its vibrant yellow button-like flowers and finely divided fern-like leaves. With a height ranging from 50 to 150 cm, this resilient plant adds a burst of colour, height and texture to any garden.


Native to Europe and Asia, this species is an adaptable wildflower that thrives in a variety of environments. It favours well-drained soils and can be found in meadows, roadsides, and disturbed areas. Its versatility allows it to flourish in both sunny and partially shaded locations, making it a resilient addition to diverse landscapes.

Benefits to Wildlife

Tansy is a valuable asset to wildlife, attracting an array of pollinators, including bees and butterflies, with its nectar-rich blooms. The vibrant yellow flowers act as a beacon, inviting these essential insects to your garden. By cultivating Tansy, you contribute to the local ecosystem by providing a food source for these beneficial pollinators.

Conservation Status in the UK

In the United Kingdom, Tansy is not considered a species of conservation concern. Its widespread distribution and adaptability contribute to its stability in the wild. However, as with all native flora, fostering its growth in gardens further supports biodiversity, ensuring its continued role in supporting local wildlife.

Ease of Growing

One of the standout features of this species is its ease of cultivation, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. This robust wildflower readily establishes itself once planted in a sunny or partially shaded location, it requires minimal care.

To cultivate Tansy, sow the seeds directly into the soil in the spring or fall. The plant is not fussy about soil types but prefers well-drained conditions. Watering during dry periods and occasional deadheading to promote continuous blooming are simple tasks that keep Tansy thriving. With minimal effort, you can enjoy the enduring beauty of Tansy in your garden.

Beyond its ornamental value, Tansy has been historically utilized for its aromatic properties. The leaves emit a distinct fragrance, and the plant has been used for various purposes, including as a natural insect repellent.

Tansy is a robust and versatile wildflower that brings enduring charm to gardens. Its adaptability, benefits to wildlife, and ease of cultivation make it a valuable addition to any landscape. Whether you’re cultivating a wildflower meadow or adding a pop of colour to your garden borders, Tansy is sure to thrive and captivate with its vibrant presence.

More Information

Totally Wild UK

The Wildlife Trusts

Species From the Same Habitat

 Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)

Hemp Agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)

Nettle-leaved Bellflower (Campanula trachelium)


Additional information


Flowering Months

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Light levels


Soil moisture

Normal, Well draining, Wet


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