• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Anthemis tinctoria 'E.c. Buxton'

dyer's chamomile 'E.C. Buxton'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names dyer's chamomile 'E.C. Buxton'

  • Synonyms Anthemis tinctoria 'Buxton's Variety'
    Anthemis tinctoria 'Mrs Buxton'

    Anthemis tinctoria 'Mrs E.C. Buxton'
    Anthemis 'E C Buxton'
    Anthemis 'Mrs E. C. Buxton'

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  • Family Asteraceae

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

  • Details 'E.C. Buxton' is a clump-forming perennial with finely dissected green leaves and solitary lemon-yellow daisies

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

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

Propagation 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

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants

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

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