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Care of the plant Tanacetum argenteum o Achillea argentea.

Care of the plant Tanacetum argenteum o Achillea argentea

The genus Tanacetum, family Asteraceae, includes more than 100 species of perennial plants native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Tanacetum argenteum, Tanacetum vulgare, Tanacetum annuum, Tanacetum parthenium, Tanacetum coccineum.

Scientific synonyms: Achillea argentea, Chrysanthemum argenteum, among others. This species is native to the Middle East.

They are semi-bushy perennial plants of low and compact size that reach 25-50 cm in height. The decorative pinnate leaves are silvery green with 5-9 lanceolate leaflets. They produce attractive flowers much like daisies. They bloom in summer.

They are used in rockery, on edges, to cover dry slopes and low walls, as isolated specimens and in pots for patios and terraces. They are ideal for coastal gardens.

The Tanacetum argenteum needs full sun exposure and a hot, dry climate. Frost resistant up to -15 ºC.

They grow well in sandy, stony or poor soils that are well drained.

They are drought-resistant plants that need moderate watering throughout the year, waiting for the substrate to dry completely.

They do not need fertilizer.

Prune wilted flower stems.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by division in spring and from seeds sown in late winter or early spring.

 

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Tanacetum argenteum
Tanacetum argenteum