Surface sow and firm lightly; requires light to germinate.
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before setting out after last frost. Keep at 60-75°F.
Direct sow after last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Feverfew brightens up cottage, herb, and cutting gardens, its ferny foliage carpeted with masses of sweet gold-centered daisy flowers. A short-lived perennial is often grown as a summer-blooming annual when started early indoors. Pinch back when seedlings reach about 6" tall to encourage bushiness. Deadhead regularly to avoid excess self-sowing, leaving a few branches to drop seeds and renew your plantings. Feverfew is a traditional medicinal herb, the earthy, pungently spicy foliage used to treat headaches.
Slightly acidic to neutral
If soil is poor, mix in a few inches of compost prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
If insects such as spider mites or aphids are an issue, treat with an insecticidal soap.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when fowers are 3/4 to fully open.