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)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Aromatic

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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!