Here’s a collection of the Anthemis we grow, ranked shortest to tallest so you can see them side by side. Click on an image to be taken to that variety in our shop.
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- Anthemis tinctoria ‘EC Buxton dwarf’ is a compact form of this ever popular daisy. The foliage clump is tight and tidy and the glowing canary yellow daisies are carried on shorter stems, making this half the height of its full sized cousins. Its a real shot in the eye – bright bright yellow for the front of a bed. Attractive evergreen ferny foliage Plant in sun.
- Anthemis ‘Susanna Mitchell’ is a lovely English hybrid perennials marguerite, between A. cupaniana and A. tinctoria, with creamy coloured single daisies with primrose yellow centres over a mass of silvery ferny foliage. Its cupaniana parent gives it the lovely weed smothering mound of silvery filigree foliage and its ability to flower from as early as April, whilst A.tinctoria gives it the subtle creamy yellow hue and a bit more height (up to 50cm). A perfect plant for early insects with its rich nectar source, it enjoys a sunny spot in well drained, even a bit dry soils. Found as a chance hybrid in the mid 1980’s in teh garden of Susana Mitchell and introduced in the 1990’s by Blooms.
- Anthemis tinctoria ‘EC Buxton’. Late summer sees this perennial smothered in pale yellow daisies with darker centres. A classic reliable summer daisy selected by EC Buxton from his garden in North Wales. Attractive evergreen ferny foliage Plant in sun. Cut back after flowering
- Anthemis tinctoria ‘Sauce Hollandaise’. Late summer sees this perennial smothered in pale cream daisies with rich yellow centres Attractive evergreen ferny foliage. Paler than EC Buxton with greyer foliage and a slightly more open habit. Plant in sun. Cut back after flowering
Anthemis tinctoria is the Ox-eye Chamomile, a native of Europe including Britain.
Anthemis are archetypal daisies. They produce dense cushions of small feathery foliage and, in A. tinctoria, 2ft tall branching stems that throw a long succession of sunshine yellow daisies. The flowers of Anthemis cupaniana are white, produced singly straight from the mounding stems. The yellow flowers of Anthemis tinctoria can be used to produce a yellow die (All plants named tinctoria are traditional dye plants).
Give them a sunny spot in a soil that isn’t too wet and they are undemanding and rewarding plants. The main thing to watch is that they do not sprawl over less robust neighbours. Either provide some support or give them their space to flop with gay abandon. Trim after flowering for further blooms and tidy A.tinctoria to the ground at the end of the season. Cut A.cupaniana less, but don’t be shy with the shears in spring if the clump is beginning to take liberties.
Anthemis is the Greek name for the herb, Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)