Thursday, February 2, 2012

Anthemis

Anthemis

Anthemis biebersteiniana
Also called Anthemis marschalliana. A perennial, reaching up to 10 inches x 2 feet.
The feathery foliage is silvery-gray.
The showy, yellow daisies are borne high above the low mat of foliage during late spring.
Hardy zones 4 to 9 in full sun on very well drained soil.

Anthemis carpatica 'Snow Carpet'
A cushion-forming perennial, reaching a maximum size of 8 inches x 3 feet.
The hairy foliage is gray-green.
The white flowers are borne during spring.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun on well drained soil. Plants should be sheared or cut back after flowering. Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

Anthemis cupaniana
A fast growing to invasive, evergreen, mat-forming perennial, reaching a maximum size of 2 x 3 feet, that is native to Italy. It is sometimes used for edging.
The aromatic, finely-divided leaves, up to 5 inches in length, are silvery-gray.
The white ( with yellow eye ) flowers are borne during early to mid summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun on well drained soil. Plants should be sheared or cut back after flowering. Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

Anthemis nobilis ( Common Chamomile )
Also called Chamaemelum nobile. A low, bushy, evergreen perennial, reaching a maximum size of 1 x 2 feet, that is native to Europe.
The aromatic, finely-divided leaves, up to 2 inches in length, are green.
The small, white ( with yellow center ) daisies, are borne during early to mid summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun on well drained soil. Plants should be sheared or cut back after flowering. Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

* photo of unknown internet source


Anthemis santi-johannis ( Golden Marquerite )
A fast growing, bushy, semi-evergreen perennial, reaching a maximum size of 3 x 3 feet, that is native to the Balkans in eastern Europe.
The aromatic, finely-divided leaves, up to 5 inches in length, are gray-green.
The bright orange flowers, up to 2.4 inches across, are borne during early to mid summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun on well drained soil. It is moderately tolerant of drought. Plants should be sheared or cut back after flowering. Propagation is from seed or cuttings.

Anthemis tinctoria ( Golden Marguerite )
A fast growing, bushy, mounding, short-lived perennial, reaching a maximum size of 3.3 x 3.5 feet, that is a widespread native of Europe and western Asia.
The aromatic, finely-divided leaves, up to 3.2 inches in length, are green above, woolly beneath.
The bright yellow flowers, up to 2.4 inches across, are borne during early to mid summer, sometimes repeating into early autumn. The flowers attract butterflies and look great with taller blue flowers as a backdrop.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun on light, well drained soil. Drought resistant and actually prefers not too much irrigation. Rabbit and deer resistant. Shear during mid spring to encourage dense habit. Plants should be sheared or cut back after flowering. Propagation is from seed during late summer or cuttings. clumps 3 years or older can be divided during early spring.

* USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database


'E.C. Buxton'
Reaches up to 2.5 ( usually under 2 ) feet with white ( with golden-yellow ) flowers borne all summer long.

* photos taken @ Smithsonian Inst, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014

* photo taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC

* video found on Youtube


'Kelwayi'
Fast growing, reaching a maximum size of 4 x 5 ( rarely over 2.5 ) feet. The abundant, gold daisies, up to 3 inches across, are borne throughout the summer.

'Susanna Mitchell'
Vigorous in habit, reaching up to 2.5 x 2 feet.
Creamy-white flowers all summer long.

* photo taken on June 15 2013 in Columbia, MD


'Wargrave'
Fast growing, reaching a maximum size of 3 x 5 feet, with creamy-white daisies, up to 2 inches across, borne all summer long.

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