Anthemis tinctoria
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Anthemis tinctoria

golden chamomile
dyer's chamomile
golden marguerite

  family asteraceae 
  genus anthemis 

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Genus  Anthemis Species  tinctoria Variety  Cultivar  Common names  golden chamomile   dyer's chamomile   golden marguerite Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11596 Data source  ColorNat p12;DyePl p22;HtZn p76;Xeri p284
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Poor Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Anthemis tinctoria have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. A range of possible colors can be produced by Golden marguerite (also known as dyer's chamomile and golden chamomile) including creamy yellow, bright yellow, bright orange and gold. It is used in dyeing wool. Common mordants used to fix the color to the fabric when dyeing with this plant include alum and chrome. This plant can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is poor. It needs soil that is moist.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Flowers Dye color  creamy yellow,bright yellow,bright orange,gold
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Anthemis tinctoria probably originates from Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Anthemis tinctoria is a perennial. Flowers: Golden marguerite (locally known in some parts as dyer's chamomile and golden chamomile) has daisy-like blossoms that are 2" - 3" across. Blossoms in such colors as copper, gold and yellow are common with prominent gold and brown accents.

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