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Golden Marguerite

Herbaceous Perennial Flower

Also known as Golden Chamomile, Ox-eye Chamomile
Anthemis tinctoria
Asteraceae Family

Easy to grow and tolerant of poor soils, this perennial bears brilliant yellow, daisy-like flowers from June until August.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun

Soil conditions:

  • tolerates droughty soil
  • requires well-drained soil
Tolerates, but does not prefer, poor soil.

Hardiness zones:

  • 3 to 7
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 2 to 3 feet

'Moonlight' only grows to about 1 foot.

Spread: 2 to 3 feet

Bloom time:

  • early summer
  • mid-summer
  • late summer

Flower color: yellow

Foliage color: dark green

Foliage texture: fine

Leaves are very finely cut and fernlike.

Shape: upright

Shape in flower: flower stalks with upright spikes

Flowers borne singularly on erect stems which rise slightly above the foliage.

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • deer resistant
  • aggressive - Aggressively reseeds if not deadheaded thoroughly.
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Native to Europe
Special uses:
  • cut flowers
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by seed, cuttings, division or separation - Sow seeds in spring. Will self-seed readily.

Root basal cuttings in spring or late summer.

Divide every 2 or 3 years.

Maintenance and care:
May require staking, especially in rich soil. Pinch or shear plants early in the season to make them bushier and reduce flopping.

Deadhead to prevent self-seeding and encourage continued blooming. Plants can put so much energy into seed production that they die. Cut back in late summer to encourage basal growth for overwintering.

More growing information: How to Grow Perennials

‘Beauty of Grallach’ (‘Grallach Gold’: 2-foot plants with gold flowers.

‘E. C. Buxton’: 2- to 2.5-foot plants with yellow centered cream colored flowers.

‘Kelwayi’: 3-foot plants with bright yellow flowers.

‘Moonlight’: 1-foot plants with pale yellow flowers.

‘Pale Moon’: 2.5-foot plants with bright yellow flowers fading to cream with time.