Common Names: Feverfew

Botanical names: Tanacetum parthenium (Chrysanthemum parthenium), tan-a-SEE-tum par-THEEN-ee-um

Availability: Summer and fall

Vase life: 4 to 7 days

Storage temperatures: 36 - 41 degrees Fahrenheit

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Small daisy-like flower heads up to 1 inch across with one row of ray flowers and a center of disk flowers, at branch stem ends.

Color: White, Yellow

Botanical facts: Feverfew has a long history of use in traditional medicine, particularly for its purported ability to reduce fever, relieve headaches (especially migraines), and alleviate inflammation.

Design notes: A wonderful summer filler flower.

Purchasing hints: Purchase when at least one blossom per stem is open.

Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or usage.

Additional notes: Has very aromatic foliage but the flowers are not fragrant

Video Demonstration:

Rustic Wildflower Centerpiece