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Feverfew - Stay or Go?

Ross.ssoRRoss.ssoR Posts: 20
I recently read about how Feverfew repels bees, which is a pain because I love the look of the plant but my garden is set up to be insect and wild-life friendly.

After seeking out answers online, I've found that some people says it stops bees from going anywhere near gardens and others have said that they have Feverfew by pollen-rich foxgloves and the bees seems unfazed by its close proximity. Don't know what to think.

I'm happy to move into containers and have elsewhere or even indoors (don't suppose it'd much like that though?).

Anybody got any advice or experience with Feverfew and how it affects bees in their garden? 



  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,214
    I used to have it in a previous garden, and I can't say I ever noticed it bothering the bees.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • love it, always had it in close proximity to sedums which were full of bees!
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I love it. I have lots and lots of bees.

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Reputed to be good for headaches.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,330
    edited March 2020
    I love the stuff - up to a point. It needs no care and if it pops up where it's not welcome I just pull it up. There are plenty of bees around.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Ross.ssoRRoss.ssoR Posts: 20
    Hi all,

    Thanks all for the responses and advice.

    I know that hoverflies (often mistaken for bees or wasps) absolutely love Feverfew and they are beneficial in the garden as they eat aphids and are also pollinators... so I've decided to keep the Feverfew! My roses will hopefully thank me.

    Though, I have moved it all to one area of the garden - lining part of the drive and away from the bulk of the bee-friendly plants.

    Will keep you posted if I have any issues this Spring/Summer with bees not visiting the garden.

    Thanks again

  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,381
    Fire said:
    I love it. I have lots and lots of bees.

    That's not a bee :#

    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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