Anthemis tinctoria ‘EC Buxton dwarf’
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 tinctoria ids 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)