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Matricaria - Tetra


Sale price$9.00

My favourite matricaria variety! Beautifully fluffy sprays of white double daisy like flowers. Incredibly productive as all matricaria are!

Matricaria is also known as Feverfew + Tanacetum. 

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of $45 (approx. 5 plants) – you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum.

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

Plant orders are shipped on Mondays (& Tuesdays).

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MATRICARIA - Tetra - PLANTS Sale price$9.00

Tanecetum parthenium

Plant Type: Perennial

Ideal Location: Full Sun

Spacing: 30cm

Height: 90cm+

Can be grown as an annual, but can also be treated like a perennial as if cut back very hard after flowers and they will put out flush after flush. Left to their own devices, matricaria are triggered to flower around the longest day, and will all come on at once.

Take care to deadhead before they set seed, as they will self seed freely (more so the singles), larger plants can be a nuisance to pull out.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)