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Anthemis arvensis

Chamomile

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Anthemis arvensis
  • Common name: Chamomile
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Anthemis are reliable plants, bearing yellow, orange or white daisy flowers, above finely-cut leaves. They’re perfect for growing in sunny borders, and thrive in very free-draining soil in full sun. Anthemis make fantastic summer bedding plants and quickly fill gaps in the border.

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Anthemis arvensis is a clump-forming cornfield annual, bearing aromatic, green, fern-like foliage, in contrast with pretty white daisy flowers with a bright golden centre. It’s the perfect choice for growing in annual or pictorial meadows, and works well planted in clumps in ornamental borders.

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For best results grow Anthemis arvensis in full sun in well-drained soil. Don’t allow the soil to become waterlogged. Plants self-seed easily.

How to grow Anthemis arvensis

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Anthemis arvensis and wildlife

Anthemis arvensis is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Anthemis arvensis poisonous?

Anthemis arvensis can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People