Perennial Overview: Anthemis (Golden Marguerite)


Discover how to grow Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) with instructions on starting seed, transplanting, site selection, care and maintenance, water and fertilization requirements, pests and disease, and harvesting and storage.

Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) Stats at a Glance

Soil Conditions:  Well-drained

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH Conditions: Varied

Planting Instructions

Can I Start Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) from Seed?

Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) can be directed seeded into the garden.  Seeds must be kept moist until germination.


Can be started through seeds, propagating, or cutting.  Plant will readily self-seed.


To start indoors, fill individual peat pots with a fertile commercial soil starter and moisten.  Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the soil. Press them lightly into the soil to ensure contact with growing medium. Place in a room with a constant temperature of 70-75°F.  Cover with clear plastic wrap to maintain the soil moisture and temperature.  Keep the soil moist.  When seedlings appear, remove the plastic wrap and move to a sunny location.


When to Start Seeds: 6-8 weeks prior to planting
Time to Germination: 14-21
Light/Darkness Requirements: Dark


When Do I Plant Anthemis (Golden Marguerite)?

Seeds can be direct seeded into the garden as soon as the threat of frost has passed in the spring.

Transplants can be set as soon as the threat of frost has passed in the spring.

Planting by division should be carried out the spring or in the fall.

Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) are cold sensitive and should not be planted until after the last frost and the soil has reached at least 60°F.  They will germinate much more quickly in warmer soil.  You can hasten the warming of the soil with black plastic mulch.

Soil Temperature: 60°F


Where Do I Plant Anthemis (Golden Marguerite)?

Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) prefers fertile, sandy soil in full sun with a pH of 5.8-6.8, but will tolerate nearly as soil as long as it is well drained.  This versatile plant will tolerate soils that are neutral, acidic, and alkaline.


Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil pH: 5.8-6.8


How Far Apart Do I Plant Anthemis (Golden Marguerite)?

Sow seeds lightly beneath the soil surface 12-18” apart.

Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) Plant Care and Maintenance

Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continual blooming.

Cut back at the end of the season to encourage plant growth for next season.

Plants should be divided every two years.


How Often Should I Water Anthemis (Golden Marguerite)?

Golden marguerite requires very little maintenance.  If natural rainfall is not enough, the plant can be watered to maintain moisture.  It will tolerate droughty conditions fairly well.


Should I Fertilize Anthemis (Golden Marguerite)?

Most perennials do not require a specific fertilization regiment.  Fertilizing decisions should be based on a soil test.  If a soil test cannot be obtained and you feel that your perennial bed would benefit from fertilization, keep it light.  Work in a small amount of a low nitrogen fertilizer, such as 5-10-5 around the plants in the early spring and once or twice at six-week intervals.

Fertilize the soil around the plant at least 6” from the plant base. Irrigate into the soil.

Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this plant include fungal diseases and powdery mildew.

Anthemis (Golden Marguerite) Pests

The most common pests associated with this plant include aphids, slugs and snails.

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