Anthemis tinctoria Kelwayi description:
Beautiful, creamy golden flowers all through the summer.
The green fern-like foliage is good.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front or the middle of a border and it is easy to grow provided it is in well drained soil and it must be trimmed after flowering – otherwise it will be short-lived.
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Common name: Golden Marguerite Daisy.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, very handy for filling a largish space in a flower border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture, or fairly dry.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy. It will be short lived if it hasn’t been cut back hard every year, but it can reseed itself.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Remove dead flowers.
Cut back hard after flowering to generate new shoots, which will give the plant a longer life.
Size of plant:
Height 80 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
Perennials by post for your tubs and borders.