Plant Care Tanacetum Vulgare

Tanacetum Vulgare

About Tanacetum Vulgare

Common Tansy is an aromatic perennial with fern-like foliage and yellow button-like flowers. The plant is a native of Europe and Asia. It was brought to North America by early settlers in the 1600s for medical and horticultural purposes. It has been listed as a noxious weed in many areas of the United States. It is prohibited in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming and parts of Washington State. It can be controlled with common herbicides.


Tanacetum vulgare

Also known as

Golden Buttons, Golden Buttons and Common Tansy

How to care for Tanacetum Vulgare


How often to water your Tanacetum Vulgare

Water needs for Tanacetum Vulgare
0.5 cups
every 9

Tanacetum Vulgare needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Tanacetum Vulgare

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Golden Buttons in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tanacetum Vulgare: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tanacetum Vulgare love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Tanacetum Vulgare does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Tanacetum Vulgare in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Tanacetum Vulgare

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tanacetum Vulgare: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Tanacetum Vulgare after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Tanacetum Vulgare is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Tanacetum Vulgare

Tanacetum Vulgare

Tanacetum Vulgare

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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