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Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana

Sicilian chamomile

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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana

Plant details

Scicillian chamomile, Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana, is a mat-forming evergreen perennial with finely dissected silver-green foilage. In summer it's covered in long-lasting white daisies. It's prfect for using to fil gaps in sunny borders and can also be grown in gravel gardens.

For best results grow Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana in free-draining conditions in full sun. Frost tnder, ensure you have stock for the following year by taking cuttings in late summer or lifting plants before the first frosts to overwinter indoors. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Anthemis

Species: punctata

Cultivar: subsp cupaniana

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: September to November, March to April

Time to take cuttings: July to August

Time to prune: August to September

Time to plant: March to June

Flowering period: June to July

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