Tansy is a very aromatic herb with decorative fern like leaves and yellow button flowers. It can be grown from seed but I bought a Tansy as a small plant 4 years ago. I planted it near my shed to act as a screen from passers by on the path across the top of my plot. It likes a sunny position and grows to a metre high and can grow quite large and has deep roots as I discovered this Autumn.
Tansy was once used, dried and crushed, as a flavouring spice in fruit pasties, cakes
and puddings. It is effective as a fly and flea repellent. and will also