Tanacetum niveum Jackpot (Silver Tansy) seeds
Very pretty perennial forming a mound of silvery-grey leaves with masses of white flowers with a yellow eye. Will attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Drought tolerant & will do well even in sandy soil. First year flowering from an early sowing.
Flowers: June - August
Height: 50cm, Spread: 50cm
Position: Full sun in well-drained soil
Packet of 40 seeds
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year except early to mid summer (too much heat while the seedlings are growing can result in spindly plants). Sowing in late summer produces larger plants and is recommended if your soil is heavy or badly drained.
Sow onto the surface of a moist, free-draining seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a very fine sprinkling of sieved compost or vermiculite. Seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator and maintain at 15-20C. Germination usually takes 10 to 30 days, but may take longer.
Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions, preferably around 10-15C. Maintain plants in pots and over winter in a well-ventilated, cool frost-free place as necessary. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting out 30 cms apart in a sunny or semi shaded position.