Anthemis tinctoria--Golden Marguerite, Chamomile

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Anthemis tinctoria--Golden Marguerite, Chamomile

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Anthemis produces yellow, daisy-like flowers that are long lasting when cut. The plant grows 2 to 3 feet tall and has aromatic foliage. The plant self seeds prolifically so may become a weed if not controlled. Flowering is July through September. Space plants 12 inches apart and provide full sun. Plant in any well drained soil, anthemis is short lived in clay.

Propagate by seed, division or cuttings. Cuttings are taken in spring from softwood. In spring, the clump may be divided into small tufts of rooted growths. Seed is planted in spring and germinates in one to three weeks at 68 degrees.

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