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Chamomile or something else?

soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

Hi, Last year I sowed a lot of 'wildflower' seeds in the back garden border, which is untreated clay. The results were great and this year I didn't have to do any planting as the border was full of biennials, such as Honesty, Sweet Rocket, Forget Me Not and Ox-eye daisies.

The plants in the pictures are also some kind of biennial or perennial as they grew to about 6" without flowering last year. And this year they've given me this lovely display.

Are they chamomile or another plant in the daisy family?












  • Corn camomile & corn marigolds?

    Annuals will self seed if you leave the flower heads, many acting like biennials by germinating in the autumn to flower the following year. To get better germination of cornfield annuals in successive years it is best to disturbed the surface to simulate ploughing.

    When did you sow them last year?

    I am planning on doing this to my 'lawn'. Lots of wildflower seeds ready to go for next summer.


  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Duh! I should have known that. I think they are Anthemis tinctoria (now known as Cota Tinctoria) and Anthemis Arvensis. Many thanks for reminding me. Now where were those memory pills?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,847

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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