Slightly different from Alecost (tanacetum balsamita) this herb has camphor scented leaves, although shares the same pretty clusters of bright daisy type flowers.
- Strongly aromatic leaves
- Easy to grow
- Forms a perennial clump
- Good moth repellent
A very similar plant to Alecost in both growth and appearance, but not a pleasant culinary herb with its camphor scented leaves. It can be dried and used as a moth repellent and in pot pourii.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White petals with orange centres
- Flowering period: June - August
Camphor plant is an easy herb to grow and forms a mat like clump adorned with soft aromatic leaves and in summer masses of flowering stems. It isn't too fussy about soil but would like to be in a sunny position which will encourage plenty of flowers. It can be grown in a container if you don't have the space for it to spread, but would need splitting every couple of years to keep it from becoming too pot bound.
The camphor scented leaves hold their fragrance when dried and are used in pot pourii or added to herb bags and used as a moth repellent.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
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.