People have long noticed that insects practically do not sit on tansy, and mosquitoes and flies diligently fly around it. In the people, tansy is lovingly called wild mountain ash, writes Onet Dom.
It blooms in early summer. In early July, yellow buttons of flowers collected in baskets appear above its thin stems and openwork leaves.
This plant is a natural repellent, its entire bush fills the air around it with a strong camphor aroma.
Bunches of dry or fresh tansy, hung indoors, repel insects. If you rub tansy on your face and hands, you can significantly reduce the attacks of mosquitoes and other bloodsuckers.
Apparently, people soon realized that tansy would help get rid of worms if you drink a potion prepared from it.
A decoction of tansy grass is used for ecological control of the Colorado potato beetle and aphids.
Cultivation of tansy
Tansy is easy to grow, but when planting it in the garden, keep in mind that this plant is very expansive and expands easily into new territories.
You must control its range and immediately remove it from places where it becomes undesirable.
Tansy is a hardy, undemanding plant that grows best in full sun and dry, permeable soil.
Tansy is easier to propagate by dividing the plant in early spring, but can also be seeded directly into the ground in early spring.