Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Featured Plant of The Day: Yellow Chamomile

Anthemis tinctoria 'Wargrave'
    Golden Marguerite,  Dyers' Chamomile,  Yellow Chamomile

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    4A to 6A
Height    18" to 24" / 45cm to 60cm
Spread    18" to 24" / 45cm to 60cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Irregular or sprawling and upright or erect
Exposure    Full sun

Bloom Color    Yellow
Bloom Time    Summer and Fall

The flowers are fragrant, showy, suitable for cut flowers and suitable for dried flowers.

This plant tolerates drought.
This plant will grow in dry to moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is a neutral to alkaline (6.8 to more than 7.7) soil.

Leaf Color    Green
This plant has attractive foliage and fragrant foliage.

Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Seashore planting
-    Border
-    Massing

Attributes and Features
-    Attracts butterflies
-    Extended bloom season

Culture Notes
Since the plants have a long blooming period, they may be short-lived perennials.  Cut back the spent flowers to promote new growth and longevity.  Propagate by basil cuttings in the spring or fall.  Plants go well with Artemisia, Senecio, and Anaphalis sp.