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Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tanacetum balsamita subsp. balsamitoides

 

Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium

Tanacetum balsamita has oval serrated leaves and daisy-like flowers

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plant Features
  • Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium

Latin name

Tanacetum balsamita subsp. balsamitoides

type

Perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

6.6 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Camphor Daisy; Alecost; Balsam herb; Bible leaf; Mint geranium is 0.50meters x 2.00meters 0.50 M 2.00 M

Tanacetum balsamita subsp. balsamitoides

Tanacetum balsamita has oval serrated leaves and daisy-like flowers


Planting Season

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Planting out pot grown young plants into containers or in borders during early spring

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Autumn

Sow Outside: Cover seed. Beginning of spring or autumn. Spacing 8 to 30 inches (10 to 75 cm). Sow Inside: Germination time: three weeks to two months. Temperature 55°F (13°C). Two months in advance. Transplant outdoors just before the expected last frost or in autumn.

 

Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Place two hand forks back-to-back near the middle of the plant. Gently push the handles back and forth so that the prongs gradually tease the plant apart. Repeat the process with each portion to divide the plant into more sections, making sure each section has a healthy bud. Discard the old, woody growth from the centre of the plant. Some fibrous-rooted perennials, form a loose crown of many stems and can be simply pulled apart by hand without damaging the plant. You can also take off separate stems growing at the edge of the plant, just make sure each portion has its own roots.

 
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