Flowers Matricaria

Magic Lime Green

Organic Matricaria Seed

Product ID: 1956G

Prolific filler flower.

Upright, well-branched plants have long, strong stems that support abundant lime-green to pale yellow 1/2-1" blooms. Easy to grow and harvest. Tender or short-lived perennial in Zones 5-9. Also known as feverfew. NOTE: Requires 16 to 18 hours of daylight to flower and achieve height. Organically grown. Ht. 28-36". Avg. 216,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

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Packet

$4.45
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250 Seeds

$10.00
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500 Seeds

$18.00
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1,000 Seeds

$32.00
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 70°F (21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 8-10 weeks before transplanting in either spring or fall. Gently press the seeds into the medium, but do not cover as light aids germination. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering the seed with displaced soil. Transplant to cell packs or 3-4" pots 2-4 weeks after sowing. Harden off before transplanting. Feverfew is a tender, or short-lived, perennial in zones 5-9. Fall Planting: To achieve longer stems and earlier blooms, we recommend fall planting (outdoors or in high tunnels). By overwintering young plants inside a high tunnel for spring harvest, you can attain very tall (up to 48") and abundant stems. Transplant 3-4 weeks before first frost. Spring Planting: For optimal stem and flower quality, treat spring-planted feverfew as an annual. Transplanting inside high tunnels very early in the spring will yield long stems and abundant blooms. Row covers can also be used to protect early plantings during cold spells. Transplant into high tunnels once indoor temperatures are above freezing. Direct seed - As soon as soil can be worked. Gently press the seeds into the soil, but do not cover as light aids germination. Keep soil surface moist until germination. Thin when seedlings have the first true leaves.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: 28-36".

PLANT SPACING: 8-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 5-9. Treat spring-planted feverfew as an annual for the best plant habit and flower production.

HARVEST: Fresh: When flower cluster is 3/4 open. Dried: harvest when flower cluster is almost fully open.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Light, well-drained, moist, fertile soil.

USES: Excellent cut and dried flower. Beds, borders, and containers.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tanacetum parthenium

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Tanacetum parthenium
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
100 - 110 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies