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Golden Chamomile

Matricaria aurea

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Golden Chamomile (Matricaria aurea) at Parkland Garden Centre

Golden Chamomile in spring

Golden Chamomile in spring

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Ornamental Features

Golden Chamomile features subtle lightly-scented yellow round flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid spring. Its deeply cut grassy leaves remain light green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Chamomile is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Golden Chamomile is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Golden Chamomile will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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