Anthemis tinctoria, commonly known in the garden as Golden Marguerite, but is also knowns as Dyer's Camomile. A low maintenance perennial dye plant from the Mediterranean. Leaves are lacy with a bluish-green hue, and bright yellow daisy-like flowers are a punch of sunshine throughout the growing season. Plants spread readily, creating a mat of beautiful foliage and blooms. Dried flowers create a crisp yellow dye that can be over-dyed with indigo or woad for brilliant greens.
Cota tinctoria, yellow chamomile, or oxeye chamomile, is a species of perennial flowering plant in the sunflower family. Other common names Boston daisy, and Paris daisy. In horticulture this plant is still widely referred to by its synonym Anthemis tinctoria.
A hardy perennial grows to 3 feet tall with abundant dark yellow daisy-like flowers above lacy foliage. It produces a yellow, buff, or orange dye depending upon the mordant used. Blooms for an extend period, making a nice cut flower and is a welcome addition to the perennial bed.