St. John's Chamomile
Anthemis sancti-johannis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthemis (AN-them-is) (Info)
Species: sancti-johannis (SANG-tee jo-HAW-nis) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Calistoga, California

Concord, California

Richmond, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Wallkill, New York

Baker City, Oregon

Coal Center, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Medium - 2' - Plant 18" apart. - Orange daisies. An excellent plant for cut flowers. Self-sown seedlings are a good source of new plants.

Free flowering, provides an abundance of yellow daises all summer and fall for bouquets. The foliage is elegantly cut. Avoid heavier soils for these pest free plants.

Positive

On Jan 22, 2003, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

I've always had the plain yellow Anthemis tinctoria but this is first time I've tried this orange species. It was easy to start from seed and it made a nice show of blooms it's second year. I love the orange color and the shorter plants didn't seem to flop like the yellow does.