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Tanacetum argenteum - 'Canum' (Feverfew)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Evergreen
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Tanacetum argenteum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Weaknesses of Tanacetum argenteum

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Tanacetum argenteum:

  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location

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