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Anthemis tinctoria

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anthemis (AN-them-is) (Info)
Species: tinctoria (tink-TOR-ee-uh) (Info)

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
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
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral PrairieMoon2 On Nov 11, 2006, PrairieMoon2 from Burlington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I bought an Anthemis Susannah Mitchell, last year. I love the cute button like daisy flowers. On the positive side, they grew in an area with no morning sun and only 3 hours of sun in the afternoon. They bloomed well, although I am sure they would have bloomed their heads off in more sun. I am wondering though if they are going to be a problem. I bought one small pot and from that, the plant has spread out in every direction and now covers about a 3ft x 3ft area in one season. I am keeping my eye on it and next year will see how it does. Luckily I put it somewhere that butts against the foundation of the house and the bulkhead on two sides, so it can't go too far. I imagine it is easy to remove.

Positive MichelleP On Apr 26, 2003, MichelleP from Golden, CO wrote:

Golden Marguerites are a mainstay in my high-altitude garden (7600 feet) here in the Colorado foothills. They're dependable, reliable, self-seeding, colorful (especially if I remember to shear them after the first bloom so I can enjoy the re-bloom later in the season), drought-tolerant (especially important to an area that gets on average 18 inches of rain per year), look spectacular when trained into drifts in the naturalized garden, and the deer and elk don't like them!

Neutral talinum On Sep 2, 2001, talinum from Kearney, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

HP tinctoria = used in dying
2-3' tall x 2' wide
A hardy, easily grown perennial that is covered in late spring and summer with a dazzling display of 2" daisy flowers above fern-like crinkled green foliage. It tolerates hot, dry areas. It is short-lived in heavy clay soil.
Plants may require staking where heavy rain and wind are frequent.
Cut back heavily after flowering to promote basal branches.
Divide every 3-4 years.
It reseeds profusely and can become invasive.

Native to eastern Europe.


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

Bennett, Colorado
Golden, Colorado
Stamford, Connecticut
Keystone Heights, Florida
Belleville, Illinois
Burlington, Massachusetts
Gaylord, Michigan
Grand Haven, Michigan
Owosso, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Walnut Grove, Missouri
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Schenectady, New York
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Chesapeake, Virginia

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