ANTHEMIS

FAMILY: Asteraceae

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Regular Water
  • Moderate Water

Plant Details

Some species are weedy, but those listed here (from southern Europe and Turkey) are garden plants with long-lasting daisylike or buttonlike flowers. Many-segmented leaves are aromatic, especially when bruised. Provide good drainage.

A. carpatica (A. cretica carpatica). SNOW CARPET. Zones US, MS, LS, CS; USDA 6-9. Forms low, 2-ft.-wide mounds of green to gray-green foliage. Stems about 6 in. high rise from foliage clumps in spring and summer, bearing 112-in., white daisies with yellow centers.

A. nobilis. See Chamaemelum nobile

A. tinctoria. GOLDEN MARGUERITE. Zones US, MS, LS; USDA 6-8. Erect, shrubby plant to 23 ft. tall and wide, with angular stems, light green leaves, and golden yellow, 2-in. daisies in summer and early fall. Good cut flower. Cut back lightly after first flush of bloom to keep flowers coming. Short lived; start new plants from stem cuttings in spring or divide clumps in spring or fall. Selections include 'Beauty of Grallagh', with flowers in golden orange; 'E. C. Buxton', white with yellow centers; 'Kelwayi', golden yellow; and 'Moonlight', pale yellow.

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