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Golden Marguerite, Ox-eye Chamomile, Dyer's Chamomile 'Sauce Hollandaise'

Anthemis tinctoria

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



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer




This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Fort Collins, Colorado

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Grand Marais, Michigan

Clinton Corners, New York

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 24, 2010, NancyMcD from Grand Marais, MI wrote:

Very pretty flowers, deer-resistant, drought-resistant, cold hardy, and repeats if you deadhead - what more could you ask for? When you deadhead, shear the plant right back to 6 inches tall, hit with a little liquid fertilizer in a good drink of water (seaweed solution works great), and the plant will re-bloom in two or three weeks. The foliage is nice when the plant isn't blooming. Divide every two to three years to renew the plant. If you don't deadhead and divide, the plant will literally bloom itself to death, but you can keep it going indefinitely with a little basic care. A favorite with us.


On Jul 25, 2010, bcb from Fort Collins, CO wrote:

the second year this turned into a beautiful plant that stood straight up, no flopping!


On Jul 8, 2005, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I really like this Anthemis. It is in my garden for its seventh year now, all though they are listed as short living plants. It can flower for a long time with many flowers that are open at the same time to make a great show. If you cut it back the show starts again. Their colour is a warm creamy white...very pretty..and its flowers are about 5 cm across. It is in a full sun position and in my garden. In summer it can be very hot and can stand this very well.

Update 2013...Short living plants? It is still giving a great show in my garden..healthy and smily as ever.