Some species are weedy, but those listed here (from southern Europe and Turkey) are fine garden plants with long-lasting daisylike or buttonlike flowers. Their finely cut leaves are aromatic, especially when bruised. Provide good drainage.Anthemis tinctoria
Erect, shrubby plant to 2–3 ft. tall and wide, with angular stems, light green leaves, and gold-yellow, 2-in. daisies in summer and early fall. Excellent cut flower. Cut back lightly after first flush of bloom to keep flowers coming. Plants are short-lived; root new ones from stem cuttings in spring or divide clumps in spring or fall. Varieties include ‘Beauty of Grallagh’, golden orange flowers; ‘E. C. Buxton’, white with yellow centers; ‘Kelwayi’, golden yellow; and ‘Moonlight’, pale yellow.
Biennial or short-lived perennial. From southern Europe and northwestern Africa. Soft, scallop-edged, ...
Native to California. Grows to 4–18 in. high and about 9 in. wide. Subtly beautiful flowers, car...
The most widely grown irises fall into the bearded group. More than a century of breeding has produced...