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Tanacetum niveum 'Jackpot'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Tansy-White
Common Name (Alternative): Silver Tansy

Bright white, 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide, daisy-like flowers with a yellow center are produced in profusion from early through midsummer. 'Jackpot' is extremely floriferous--up to 1000 blooms are produced at a time! If cut back after flowering, it may rebloom in the fall.

The aromatic, silvery-green, ferny foliage forms a nice mound similar to a chrysanthemum. The first year, it will grow to an approximate height of 18 inches. The second year, this vigorous grower may double in size.

'Jackpot' combines well with just about everything else in the garden. It is wonderful in mixed container plantings and can also be used as a cut flower.

Characteristics:



Height:
  18-36 Inches
Spread:
  24-36 Inches
Flower Color:
  White Shades
Foliage Color:
  Silver/grey shades
Hardiness Zone:
5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Rapid
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

This plant grows well in full sun in the north or part shade in the south. It prefers average to dry, well-drained soil with an acidic pH and is drought tolerant once established. Though it is not a long-lived perennial, it will happily self-sow, ensuring many years of blooms.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midget'
Common Name: Knautia
5,6,7,8,9
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Verbascum 'Raspberry Ripple'
Common Name: Mullein
5,6,7,8,9
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Salvia nemorosa 'Viola Klose'
Common Name: Salvia-Perennial
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Low'
Common Name: Catmint
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue'
Common Name: Balloon Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Iris 'American Classic'
Common Name: Iris-Tall Bearded
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Agastache 'Honey Bee Blue'
Common Name: Hyssop-Anise
5,6,7,8
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Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Geranium 'Tiny Monster'
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
4,5,6,7,8
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Sedum spectabile 'Pink Chablis' PP19060
Common Name: Stonecrop-Showy
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Achillea millefolium 'Apple Blossom' ('Apfelblute')
Common Name: Yarrow
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Pennisetum alopecuroides
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
5,6,7,8,9
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.