Costmary, seed

$6.60 incl. GST

Seed Count: 100 / packet
Germination: moderate
Botanical Name: Tanacetum balsamita
Seed / Gram: ~ 770/gm

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Costmary, Chrysanthemum balsamita  syn: Tanecetum balsamita, is also known as Alecost. The mint flavoured leaves of Costmary were used in salads, soups and pot pourri. Formerly used in England to flavour beer and ale. In medieval England a sprig of Costmary was used as an aromatic marker in the Bible. Costmary is native to Asia. and is adaptable to most well drained soils, prefers an open sunny, protected position. Daisy like flowers in summer. Frost resistant but drought tender. Grows to a height of 1m from the creeping rootstock.