Plant feverfew - Instructions and tips on location, soil and time of planting


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The feverfew is not only a fairly easy-care contemporary, it can also be easily planted. You do not have to pay much attention to that.

Plant feverfew

Feverfew, also known as fake chamomile, ornamental chamomile and feverwort, is itself a fairly undemanding plant. It is native to Europe and therefore accustomed to the local climatic conditions. In many gardens, the herb even grows wild. However, the feverfew is somewhat demanding when it comes to the right location. Because only at the right location the perennials flourish magnificently.

This is the perfect location for the feverfew

With its chamomile flowers, the feverfew does not necessarily need sunlight all day long. Whether in the hobby garden, on the balcony in a balcony box, in a flower pot or in the tub, if you consider the following aspects in the choice of location, you can plant the feverfew very versatile:

  • a full or partly sunny location, which is sufficiently bright, is ideal
  • the feverfew is also satisfied with a partially shaded location
  • three or more hours of sunshine daily are ideal

What requirements does feverfew put on the soil?

Especially if it is a loose and nutrient-rich substrate, this is ideal for feverfew. The following characteristics are very valued by the feverfew:

  • humos
  • sandy-loamy
  • mineral
  • also like chalky

Most garden soils are therefore well suited to grow the feverfew. However, it is important that the soil is sufficiently permeable, because waterlogging can otherwise cause sensitive damage to feverfew. If you want to plant the plant in an extremely dense, loamy soil, you must therefore necessarily create a drainage during planting.

When keeping the feverfew in the bucket or in a balcony box conventional plant substrate, which is commercially available for flowers, is quite sufficient. With the help of this substrate, the feverfew in flowerbeds thrives splendidly and makes itself very good especially among rose bushes. It goes perfectly with the style of cottage gardens as well as perennials and wild gardens.

When is the best planting time?

Unless you actively prevent the feverfew by cutting the flowers in time, the plant tends to self-seed. The propagation on its own usually works without problems. Otherwise, spring is an ideal time to plant the feverfew. You can also plant the feverfew outdoors the whole year round, if there is currently no frost. Here you can fall back on preferred potted plants or seeds. Seed cultivation is best always in the period from March to May in the house / apartment or even in a cold frame.

So you sow the feverfew properly

Anyone who sows the feverfew itself and does not want to resort to preferred plants from the pot, should strictly follow the instructions below, so that this project is crowned with success in the end:

  1. Fill a sowing tray with a special growing substrate and moisten it.
  2. To distribute the seeds evenly, they are best mixed with sand.
  3. Just sprinkle the seeds, as the herb is a light germ.
  4. Cover the seedbed with a foil or glass and place in a bright place.
  5. Ventilate the tray regularly and always keep the seed sufficiently moist.
  6. After about 5 weeks, plant the feverfew seedlings outdoors.

It takes about ten to twenty days for the seeds of the feverfew to germinate. Ambient temperatures of 15 to 22 degrees Celsius are ideal during this time. When transplanting outdoors, you should then maintain a planting distance of 30 centimeters on both sides. So the herb can spread later enough.

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