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Tanacetum coccineum is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family, commonly known as Pyrethrum or Persian Chrysanthemum. The plants are native to Caucasus and are characterized by their daisy-like flowers with a central disk surrounded by bright pink or red petals.
Pyrethrum is a popular garden plant, grown for its attractive blooms and ease of cultivation. It is often used in borders and rock gardens, and can also be grown as a cut flower. The plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil, and can tolerate a range of soil types.
In addition to its ornamental uses, pyrethrum is also known for its insecticidal properties. It contains natural insecticides called pyrethrins, which are toxic to a range of insects, including mosquitoes, flies, and cockroaches. Pyrethrum can be used as a natural insecticide in the garden, or its extracts can be used in commercial insecticides.
Pyrethrum can also be used as a companion plant to other vegetables and flowers. It is known to repel a range of pests, including aphids, beetles, and moths. Some plants that are commonly grown as companion plants to pyrethrum include basil, marigolds, and onions.
Pyrethrum is a versatile and attractive plant that can add color and interest to a range of garden settings, while also providing benefits as a natural insecticide and companion plant. However, it should be noted that pyrethrum can be toxic to some beneficial insects, such as bees and ladybugs, and should be used with caution to minimize unintended harm to the surrounding ecosystem.