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 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)