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Common Name: PYRETHRUM
Scientific Name: Tanacetum cinerariifolium

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Tanacetum cinerariifolium
Tanacetum cinerariifolium


  • Perennial
  • Hardy perennial.
  • Sun.

Parts Used

  • Seed and seed husks.

Other Uses

  • A natural, organic insecticide/ insect repellent.
  • Are also used as companion plants to repel aphids, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), leafhoppers, spider mites, harlequin bugs, ticks, pickleworms, and imported cabbage worms, among others, in gardens and farms.
  • Amongst the safest insecticides for use around food.
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