A prolific plant for a sunny border, Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C.Buxton' is a vigorous perennial that will light up your garden throughout summer and sometimes into fall with its abundant blooms of pale, yellow, single daisy-like flowers atop a fragrant lacy foliage. A low-maintenance plant, it adds long-lasting color and contrast to the summer perennial border.

  • Grows in aromatic mounds up to 2-3 feet tall (60-90 cm) with finely divided, mid-green leaves. Evergreen in mild climates, its lovely foliage, which enjoys an herbal fragrance reminiscent of chamomile, will add some winter interest to the border.
  • Won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (2014)
  • Thrives in full sun in averagedry to mediumwell-drained soils. Good drainage is essential to survival. Poor soilshotdry and lean situations are tolerated. The more fertile and the more it is watered, the more this plant will sprawl. 
  • Drought tolerant and deer resistant, but attractive to butterflies.
  • Very hardy and easy to grow, Anthemis tinctoria is a good choice for areas of the garden that are dry or of low fertility.
  • Mixes beautifully with ornamental grasses or any other perennial plants and looks stunning planted in informal drifts. It provides a striking contrast of form and color when mixed with the vertical purple spikes of Salvia Superba or the egg-shaped flower heads of Allium Sphaerocephalon (Drumstick Allium), delicately turning from green to purple as they mature. It makes excellent cut flowers!
  • Deadheading will extend the flowering season and your plant might still be in bloom in fall! It will also prevent self-seeding. Once flowering has ceased and the plant has died back, the stems should be cut down.
  • Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame in spring or propagate by division in spring or root basal cuttings in late spring to early summer