Matricaria (Feverfew) - Key Growing Information

A bouquet of matricaria (feverfew) flowers, popular as a cut flower and for its traditional medicinal uses.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 70°F (21°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 8-10 weeks before last frost. 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 and transplant outside after the last frost. 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 as an annual for the best plant habit and flower production.

HARVEST: 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