A hardy self-seeding annual, this double petalled variety is an excellent cottage garden herb where it pops up around the border without being invasive. A bitter herb thought to help with migraines and headaches.
- Robust garden plant
- Medicinal herb
- Showy flower heads
Originally native the Balkans, feverfew can be found in many countries around the world. It has a long history of treating fevers, arthritis, constipation, menstruation problems, earache and a host of other conditions, in fact a bit of a ‘cure-all’. There are several varieties of this lovely little plant which self-seeds easily and is a joy to see pop up around the garden.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White petals, yellow centres
- Flowering period: May-September
Such an easy little herb to grow in most soils and aspects, although it favours more sun than shade. Once feverfew has grown and flowered in your garden you will always have it, as it self-seeds easily and as it isn't a deep rooted herb, it is easy to weed out of areas that you don't want it to grow. Planted in between shrubby evergreens it adds colour and foliage to bear patches of earth and is very suitable for growing in containers.
The bitter leaves of feverfew have long been a traditional European medicine, to give relief to migraines, menstrual cramps, arthritis and to help reduce fevers in the treatment of colds. The leaves are very bitter and unpleasant as an infusion so are usually taken as a tincture made from fresh or dried leaves, or the fresh leaves disguised in a sandwich.
The fresh leaves can irritate the mucous membranes in some individuals so care should be taken.
It is a traditional remedy to give pain relief for migraines, arthritis and menstrual cramps and to reduce fevers in the treatment of colds.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.