Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana

Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana

Sicilian chamomile

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana
  • Common name: Sicilian chamomile
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 90cm

  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Sicilian 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 perfect for using to fiil 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 tender, 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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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