"Flowers are the bright remembrances of youth; they waft us back, with their bland odorous breath, the joyous hours that only young life knows, ere we have learnt that this fair earth hides graves."

- Lady Marguerite Blessington, Countess of Blessington

About Tansy

Amaranthus hypochondriacus is an ornamental plant commonly known as Prince-of-Wales feather or prince's feather. It comes originally from Mexico. In Romania, like many other species in the family Amaranthaceae, it is valued as source of food. This plant is 45-60 cm height, needs full sun exposure, has red bloom color, its bloom time is mid summer and the foliage is blue-green. Prince’s feather needs water regularly, but do not overwater.Seeds of amaranthus are used as breakfast cereals and snack products.If you are interested in purchasing seeds of price’s feather, please sow them indoors before last frost, or direct sow after last frost.This is a beautiful plant used also for decorations. Prince’s feather wonderful and charming red color can make your home look delightful. Likewise, Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is also an amazing flower. It is used for medicinal, purposes, as intestinal worms, rheumatism, digestive problems, fevers, sores, and to “bring out” measles. Tansy was also used to help women conceive and to prevent miscarriages.It is 50–150 cm tall and the leaves are alternate, 10–15 cm long and are pinnately lobed, divided almost to the center into about seven pairs of segments, or lobes, which are again divided into smaller lobes having saw-toothed edges, giving the leaf a somewhat fernlike appearance. Tansy comes from Europe, but it is absent from Serbia and some of the Mediterranean islands. It has also been cultivated and used for its insect repellent and in the worm warding type of embalming.Unlike amaranthus which can be eaten, tansy contains a volatile oil which can cause contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals. Nevertheless, for centuries tansy tea has been prescribed by herbalists to expel worms. In England, bunches of tansy were traditionally placed at windows to keep out flies. Sprigs were placed in bedding and linen to drive away pests. Tansy has been widely used in gardens and homes in Melbourne, Australia to keep away ants.Tansy is also known among people who are not experts, as opposed to amaranthus. They are also poems written about tansy.