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Tanacetum parthenium ‘Aureum’ (Golden Feverfew)

Golden Feverfew, Golden Feather, Chrysanthemum parthenium 'Aureum'

Tanacetum Parthenium 'Aureum', Golden Feverfew, Golden Feather, Chrysanthemum parthenium 'Aureum', White Flowers, Golden Foliage, Yellow Foliage

A highly popular golden-leaved variety, Tanacetum parthenium ‘Aureum’ (Golden Feverfew) is a mounded, clump-forming, dwarf cultivar with sprays of small white daisies atop a particularly decorative aromatic foliage. Emerging chartreuse, the feathery, fern-like foliage of pinnately lobed leaves turns green by midsummer. It is fragrant when bruised or crushed. Vigorous, this  short-lived perennial will light up your garden beds from early to late summer. Allowing some seeding will keep this lovely plant in the garden.

  • Grows in bushy, rounded clumps, up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm). 
  • full sun lover, it enjoys humus-richmoist and well-drained soilsDrought tolerant too!
  • Tanacetum parthenium is highly versatile and is an ideal addition to bedsbordersrock gardenscottage gardens or naturalized areas (where it can self-seed freely). This is a great edging plant too!
  • Excellent as fresh cut flowers or in dried arrangements.
  • Promptly shear off spent flowers in order to control undesired self-seeding.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Tanacetum
Common names Maids, Feverfew
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Tanacetum niveum (Silver Tansy)
Tanacetum cinerariifolium (Pyrethrum Daisy)
Tanacetum coccineum ‘Robinson’s Red’ (Painted Daisy)
Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)
Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew)
Tanacetum coccineum (Painted Daisy)

Recommended Companion Plants

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Hakone Grass)
Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana (Siberian Spurge)
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Tanacetum
Common names Maids, Feverfew
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, City and Courtyard
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