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Care of the plant Gonospermum ferulaceum or Tanacetum ferulaceum.

Care of the plant Gonospermum ferulaceum or Tanacetum ferulaceum

The genus Gonospermum, family Asteraceae, includes 5 species of flowering plants native to the Canary Islands. Some species are: Gonospermum ferulaceum, Gonospermum canariense, Gonospermum fruticosum.

Scientific synonym: Tanacetum ferulaceum.

They are highly branched evergreen shrubs that reach 1 meter in height. The pinnate leaves are deep green. The attractive white flowers with a yellow center appear in dense corymbs. They bloom in early spring.

They are used in borders, in flowerbeds, in rockeries and in pots for patios and terraces. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Gonospermum ferulaceum prefers full sun exposure and warm weather. It resists light frosts up to -6ºC.

The soil can be normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand and a little organic matter.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry completely. They resist a few days of drought.

Fertilize with a little compost at the end of winter.

Prune wilted inflorescences.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in a sandy substrate. 

 

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Gonospermum ferulaceum
Gonospermum ferulaceum