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Alecost – Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita)


Perennial

Medicinal
Height: 2.5 feet
Aspect: Full sun
Soil Type: Medium Soil
Uses: Medicinal
Care: Herbaceous - Cut back in autumn
Usually available: All Year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below
Description:

Alecost – Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita)

Alecost – Costmary – Tanacetum balsamita

Alecost is a tall hardy perennial with grey-green leaves that have a strong mint and balsam scent. Small daisy flowers in Summer. Flourishes in a medium soil in a sunny position.

It was originally a brewing ingredient instead of hops in the process of beer making. Still in use today.

It does have culinary properties but use sparingly. Chop young leaves and sprinkle on salads.

Alecost also has medicinal properties too. Crushed leaves are soothing on stings. A tisane is said to relieve catarrh.

 

£2.50

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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 РFully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Culinary Herbs

Salads

Scented

Mint

Height

2 – 3 Foot

Life Cycle

Perennial

Colour

Yellow, Orange, Red

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly

No

Medicinal

Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun

Herb Group

Other

Herbs for Tea

No

Ideal for Tubs & Containers

No

A-Z

A

Width / Spread

1-2 feet

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