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Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare
Jefferson listed "tansey" among the "Objects for the garden this year" in 1794. It is not known exactly how it was utilized at Monticello, but its bitter, aromatic leaves were frequently used for flavoring, especially in puddings and omelets. Tansy is a native of Europe but is now common across North America.
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Growth Type: 
Perennial
Color(s): 
Yellow
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
July 12, 2001 to October 19, 2001July 5, 2002 to September 13, 2002July 11, 2003 to September 26, 2003June 24, 2004 to September 29, 2004July 20, 2005 to November 22, 2005July 20, 2006 to December 1, 2006June 25, 2007 to November 15, 2007July 11, 2008 to October 13, 2008June 11, 2009 to September 11, 2009July 15, 2011 to October 13, 2011June 22, 2012 to November 14, 2012July 3, 2014 to November 14, 2014August 5, 2016 to October 14, 2016July 11, 2018 to October 26, 2018June 25, 2019

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