CHAMOMILE - Yellow Marguerite
A perennial species of a genus that inhabits
the temperate regions of the Old World. Many flower
heads are borne on branching stems that attain
a height of two or three feet, the white, cream
or yellow rays spreading from a central yellow
disc. Also known as the Yellow Marguerite.
The species is not now widely grown, having been
superseded by the varieties of garden origin that
have originated from it with flowers up to three
inches across, notably “Perry’s variety”,
golden yellow, “Grallagh Gold”, an
even deeper yellow, “Wargrave variety”,
Anthemis sanctijohannis with orange-yellow flowers
is a closely related species which hybridizes
with Anthemis tinctoria in gardens. The foliage is finely
cut and aromatic when crushed. Very hardy and
becoming established over a period of many years.
Much valued as a decorative cut flower. Grows
in full sun in any good porous soil.
Propagation is by seed, division of established
clumps and by cuttings in early spring.
Anthemis arabica, an annual of this genus, also
known as Cladanthus arabicus, flowers in late
See also: Anthemis