In his De materia medica, the precursor to all modern pharmacopeias, first century Greek herbalist and physician Dioscorides prescribed feverfew for its effect on inflammatory conditions. With homegrown apothecaries making a comeback, some gardeners harvest feverfew’s feathery leaves for medicinal use. For relieving the doldrums, we recommend gazing at feverfew’s cute-as-a-button blooms.
From Hudson Valley Seed Company, who sell and grow only non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds in artist-designed seed packets. Each seed packet comes with detailed instructions for sowing and growing, as well as history, lore, and stories about the variety and the artist.