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RE: runner plants

Donna, a shadier location will probably keep it nicely in bounds.  Mine
hasn't spread much in two years as it only gets late afternoon sun.  I hope
that helps.



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Donna 
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 6:55 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] runner plants 

Well it looks like the leaf of my plant :) I would think it is that
plant since the description says it has the yellow button flowers too...
The lady who gave it to me called it common tansy... but I have yet to
see it anywhere else. Interesting that it is toxic... gees..... 

I always thought this plant was a clumper... for the past 4 years, it
grew in size, doubling, but always just an expansion. This year, it too
to showing up a few ft away from the mother plant. As I was removing the
small (that I thought were seedlings) realized it was a runner type. It
seems to be a very shallow runner, as they were easy to dig, pull out.
Of course, later in the season, I am sure it would have been a different


> Donna, check this site and see if Tanacetum vulgare isn't your Tansy.
> do
> believe sweet annie is a different plant altogether.  The Centerville
> Garden
> club raises it for their sales.
> http://www.vet.purdue.edu/depts/addl/toxic/plant12.htm
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - Zone 5)

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