Traditionally eaten in cakes at Easter, tansy is a bitter perennial herb with yellow flowers and was used to expel worms and as a fly and flea deterrant.
- Long lasting flower heads
- Pollen for bees
- Insect repellent properties
A bitter herb, tansy was once used in special cakes made for Lent, but is better known for its insect repelling properties. It was rubbed on meat to keep flies away and used as a strewing herb to help keep fleas out of the home. The disc florets of golden flowers last a long time on the plant and can be dried for arrangements.
- Height: 60-10cm
- Type: Tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Flowering period: July - September
This classic herb grows well in both the ground and a pot in a spot with plenty of sunshine. Once established it need little care other than cutting back the old flower stalks either in autumn or winter, the new growth begins to sprout in February and if the plant is still quite young it is worth checking the slugs aren’t making too much of an impact on it.
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.