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PlantFiles: Silver Tansy
Tanacetum niveum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tanacetum (TAN-uh-SEE-tum) (Info)
Species: niveum (NIV-ee-um) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kooger On Apr 17, 2005, kooger from Oostburg, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I found this plant on a clearance shelf and really thought the silvery grey leaves were pretty. Planted it and it grew into a lovely mound of miniature daisies. It winter-killed but apparently spread some seeds around. After another winter, I found 3 tiny plants coming up. I didn't recognize them at first and almost pulled them out, thinking they were weeds. Another winter has gone by and now the largest of the 3 is about 4" in diameter at the base. It is a very pretty plant!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Concord, California
Penn Valley, California
Pittsburg, California
Richmond, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Clara, California
Parker, Colorado
Indianapolis, Indiana
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
Salt Lake City, Utah

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