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ANTHEMIS tinctoria

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ANTHEMIS tinctoria

Plant Common Name

Golden Marguerite

General Description

Commonly called golden Marguerite or ox-eye chamomile, Anthemis tinctoria is a fast-growing clump-forming perennial with many golden daisies. This easy-to-grow ornamental originates from Europe, has a bushy habit and puts forth ferny green foliage in spring. It flowers from late spring to summer offering a mass of small golden yellow daisies with golden centers. These are lightly fragrant and attractive to butterflies.

Golden Marguerite needs full sun, average to fertile soil with good drainage and is surprisingly drought tolerant once established. One down side to growing this plant is its tendency to self-sow. It helps to cut back its spent flowers to keep seeds from setting.

Any plant with the name "tinctoria" in the botanical name is a natural dye plant. Historically, Anthemis tinctoria was used to make a bright yellow dye for textiles. This sun-loving perennial is ideal for mixed borders and pairs well with foxgloves and delphiniums.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Turkey, Iran

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Tan, Sandy Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes