ANTHEMIS tinctoria

Golden Marguerite,
Yellow Chamomile



Height: 1-2' (30-60cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Yellow

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder)
Order: Asterales (Daisy Order)
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Genus: Anthemis (Anthemis)
Species: tinctoria (used in dyeing)
Anthemis tinctoria

Anthemis tinctoria is a tough perennial daisy, with sturdy stems around 2' high, finely divided deep green leaves, and large bright yellow daisies in summer. There are several cultivars, with flower colours ranging from cream to almost orange.

Anthemis tinctoria is easy to grow, withstanding poor soils, drought and neglect, and often self-seeds.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(12 days)

Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are clustered together in a slightly domed seedhead,
often with the remains of the dead petals still attached.

Seed The seeds are small beige chunks. There are many seeds on a seedhead.

Seedling The seedling has very finely divided leaves.

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