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Feverfew

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: 
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2002 May 6 to 2002 Jun 282003 May 23 to 2003 Jul 172003 Sep 13 to 2003 Sep 262004 May 5 to 2004 Nov 122005 Jun 3 to 2005 Jul 282006 May 24 to 2006 Aug 12007 Jun 15 to 2007 Jul 62008 Jun 17 to 2008 Oct 132009 Jun 11 to 2009 Nov 32010 May 24 to 2010 Jun 282010 Sep 14 to 2010 Dec 12011 Jul 7 to 2011 Sep 292012 Jun 4 to 2012 Aug 72013 Jun 10 to 2013 Jun 162014 May 24 to 2014 Jun 92015 Jun 15 to 2015 Aug 182016 Jun 17
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