- Food and Nectar Plants
- Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare, 3 plants in 7 cm pots
Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare, 3 plants in 7 cm pots
Wild Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is an aromatic plant that produces lots of attractive, yellow button-like flowers clustered together. Its leaves have a feathery appearance.
In addition to its value as a source of nectar and pollen for a wide range of insects, it is the main foodplant of both larvae and adults of the very rare Tansy Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina graminis), a striking beetle with an iridescent metallic green colouration, now mainly confined to an area centred on York. It is not a strong flier which makes it difficult for it to reach new habitats unaided, habitats like the isolated Tansy patch in the picture that I found on a footpath between two hideously large fields of wheat at Crail in Fife.
Tansy also serves as a foodplant of the caterpillars of several kinds of moth.
You are purchasing THREE well-rooted plants in three 7 cm square pots that have been grown from seeds, some of which are in my photograph, in peat-free compost in pots out of doors in our nursery in Fife. The strong leafy plants supplied are ready for re-potting into display containers or directly into your garden.
It is very easy to grow and being perennial will come up year after year. Lots of garden varieties are available but there is nothing like the real thing.
Second class postage option only £2.95 total regardless of number of items.
Ladyburn Plant Nursery has been registered, by the Scottish Government, as a Professional Operator who is authorised to issue plant passports. (These are now required for internet sales of all plants including native plants sold within the UK, not just those for those shipped abroad, as previously). Registration Number GB-S 03473.
Please note that our plants are sold purely for their biodiversity, educational and aesthetic value and should not be consumed unless you are absolutely certain of their safety.
Please note also that our nursery is located at Cupar, our St Andrews address being for correspondence only.