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Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Alpine/Rockery or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Mat forming

Fragrance

Leaf

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

White and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Sicilian chamomile

Family

Asteraceae


Anthemis can be perennials or annuals, with finely divided, aromatic leaves and showy white or yellow daisies

A. punctata subsp. cupaniana is a woody-based, evergreen perennial forming a loose mat to 30cm in height, with finely dissected silvery foliage and yellow-centred white daisies 6cm in width

Synonym(s)

  • Anthemis cupaniana

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; useful where a drought-tolerant plant is required

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed, division or basal cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Banks and Slopes, Garden Edging, Ground Cover, Gravel Garden, Patio/Container Plants, Flower borders and beds, Mediterranean Climate Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

Cut back hard after flowering to encourage basal growth that will overwinter

Pests

Prone to slugs, snails and aphids

Diseases

May be infected by to powdery mildews