Feverfew

Chrysanthemum parthenium

[chrysanthemum_parthenium]

Grown in American gardens before 1700, Feverfew has been used since ancient times as a medicinal herb. Generally considered to be one of the best herbal remedies for fever, the name Feverfew is derived from the Greek word Febrifuge, a scientific term for medicine that relieves fever. Introduced to America from Europe, Feverfew has been used as an air refresher, as an insect repellant and, when made into a tincture, to treat the sting of insects and bees. It produces clusters of small, single, daisy-like blossoms and pungent, aromatic foliage. At Monticello, it is grown in full sun, but it also thrives in part shade and ordinary garden soil.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): White, Yellow Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009258.-78.452704

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Blooming Dates 2002: May 6 – Jun 282003: May 23 – Jul 172003: Sep 13 – Sep 262004: May 5 – Nov 122005: Jun 3 – Jul 282006: May 24 – Aug 12007: Jun 15 – Jul 62008: Jun 17 – Oct 132009: Jun 11 – Nov 32010: May 24 – Jun 282010: Sep 14 – Dec 12011: Jul 7 – Sep 292012: Jun 4 – Aug 72013: Jun 10 – Jun 162014: May 24 – Jul 30