Tanacetum densum ssp. amani

Partridge Feather




4-6" tall x 18-24" wide. 2010 Plant Select® Winner. This fabulous ground cover is perfect for beautifying hot, dry areas of the garden with its attractive gray, ferny foliage and late spring display of yellow button-shaped flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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4-6" tall x 18-24" wide. 2010 Plant Select® Winner. This fabulous ground cover is perfect for beautifying hot, dry areas of the garden with its attractive gray, ferny foliage and late spring display of yellow button-shaped flowers. It does best when mulched with gravel, pine needles or other fast drying material to protect it's woolly foliage from wet ground during the winter and spring months.
Associated SKUs
HBLMR21 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
HBLMR32 (Plant - flat of 32)
Common Name Partridge Feather
Botanical Name Tanacetum densum ssp. amani
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover
Ideal Region Western Only, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tanacetum (Tansy or Partridge Feather) - is a genus of plants native to the Northern hemisphere grown for their ornamental foliage.

Preferred growing conditions:
  • Plant in most soil types, including dry clay.
  • Position in a full sun location.
  • Mulch with gravel.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, only occasional deep watering is needed, when conditions are dry in the heat of summer.
  • Deadhead the flowers when blooming is finished.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.
  • Special comments for Tanacetum densum ssp. amani
  • The plant is evergreen and shouldn't be cut back in the spring. In late fall, rake off brown tree leaves and other fall debris to keep plants clean and foliage healthy over the winter.
  • In Western climates that get summer rains, the fuzzy foliage can begin to rot-out with humid heat. If this occurs, cut back hard and plants will re-grow new stems and foliage.
  • It has been observed that Tanacetum densum ssp. amani grows well in dry, dappled shade.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.


Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

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A showstopper!


from Vail Valley

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy


    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Tanacetum densum ssp. amani:

    These plants are wonderfully unique and they draw comments from all my neighbors who stop by on their morning walk to chat while I'm out puttering in the garden. The foliage on these plants is beautiful and unusual.

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    Cheerful and resilient!


    from Kanab Utah

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight
    • Makes me smile
    • Very dense coverage


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      • Outdoors
      • Patio
      • Pool Area
      • Where yard is lifeless

      Comments about High Country Gardens Tanacetum densum ssp. amani:

      This plant makes me happy with its cheery personality; it really does seem to have a life of its own! Maybe it's because it is so springy and plush and it does so well in inhospitable territory. It's a very optimistic plant which seems to see potential in the most dismal of environments. ;)
      I ordered three "just to see" and they arrived in late summer/early fall. They were a little bit "smooshed" looking from their journey, but when I planted them, they immediately "SPROINGED" back to life, even though there was a horrible, dry and sunny, hot windstorm that day and the other plants that I put in at the same time really struggled or even died. They recovered so quickly that I was amazed! We live in zone 7 in the southwestern high desert (5000+ feet elevation). I planted them on a well drained, full sun slope that is a mix of soil and gravel and loose road base (by our driveway, pretty gnarly spot where pretty much everything else including succulents are unhappy). It's doing GREAT and the leaves are a wonder; they truly do look like little tufts of feathers!

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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