Camphor plant

Tanacetum balsamita var.tomentosum

Slightly different from Alecost (tanacetum balsamita) this herb has camphor scented leaves, although shares the same pretty clusters of bright daisy type flowers. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • 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.

Plant Care

  • 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.




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