Anthemis tinctoria (Dyer's Chamomile)

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Plant Overview

A British native plant which was traditionally used for producing warm-yellow coloured dye for textiles. The flowers are collected in summer and used fresh, or dried for use over winter. The colours are said to work better on wool and silk, than cotton.

Deeply cut ferny green foliage is the perfect foil for beautiful yellow daisy flowers which cover the plant throughout much of summer. 

Flowers from May to September. Likes a sunny, open situation in well-drained soil. Loved by bees and butterflies. Very good in tubs and containers, as well as the border.

The flowers dry well for storage. 

Height and spread: 50cm x 40cm

Common name(s): Dyer's chamomile; Golden Marguerite.

Synonyms: Cota tinctoria



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The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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