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Anthemis punctata 'subsp cupaniana'

Sicilian chamomile

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

This mat-forming evergreen perennial has finely dissected silver-green foilage. Covered in long-lasting white daisies during early summer, Scicillian chamomile is a stunning tender perennial for bedding displays or gravel gardens.

For best results grow in free-draining conditions in full sun. Take cuttings in late summer or lift plants before the first frosts to overwinter indoors. The Royal Horticultural Society has given this plant 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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