Golden Marguerite Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
dyer's chamomile 'Sauce Hollandaise'


Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise', commonly known as golden marguerite or yellow chamomile, presents a delightful visual with its foliage and blooms. The plant is characterized by finely divided, aromatic leaves that adorn its stems with a soft, feathery texture. These leaves are typically a dark or bright green, creating a dense and lush mat of foliage. The standout feature of 'Sauce Hollandaise' is its flowers. This cultivar boasts creamy yellow daisy-like flowers, with a warm tone that resembles the color of hollandaise sauce, hence its name. Each flower possesses a prominent central disk surrounded by radiating petal-like rays. These flowers are abundant and cover the plant in a blanket of creamy hues. They are particularly loved by garden enthusiasts for their charming color and abundant flowering nature. Overall, 'Sauce Hollandaise' is a beautifully ornamental plant that offers a splash of color with its unique flowers and provides a soft texture with its feathery leaves. It brings vibrancy to gardens and attracts pollinators, adding both aesthetic appeal and ecological benefits to the environment where it thrives.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Golden Marguerite, Yellow Chamomile, Dyer's Chamomile, Ox-eye Chamomile.

    • Common names

      Cota tinctoria, Anthemis canescens, Anthemis croatica, Anthemis intermedia, Anthemis krascheninnikovii, Anthemis nobilis, Anthemis pratensis, Anthemis procera, Anthemis ruthenica, Anthemis tomentella, Anthemis wagneri, Chamaemelum tinctorium, Chamaemelum tomentosum, Cota albida, Cota boissieri, Cota canescens, Cota capillaris, Cota croatica, Cota intermedia, Cota nobilis.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as dyer's chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise') is not considered highly toxic to humans. However, as with many plants, some individuals may experience allergic reactions or dermatitis upon handling the plant or ingesting it. These reactions could include skin irritation, itching, or rashes. If ingested in large amounts, there may be potential for mild gastrointestinal upset, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. While serious poisoning is rare, it is generally advisable to avoid ingesting any part of ornamental plants due to the potential for adverse reactions.

    • To pets

      Dyer's chamomile is not considered highly toxic to pets. However, individual animals might have sensitivities that could result in mild gastrointestinal upset if they ingest parts of the plant. Symptoms could include vomiting, diarrhea, or a lack of appetite. While serious poisoning is uncommon, it is best to prevent pets from consuming ornamental plants to avoid any potential adverse effects. If a pet has consumed a large amount of the plant and is exhibiting concerning symptoms, it's recommended to consult with a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attracts pollinators: The flowers of the Common Chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise') can attract bees and other beneficial insects, which can aid in the pollination of gardens and surrounding flora.
    • Drought tolerant: Once established, this plant is known for its ability to withstand periods of low water availability, making it suitable for xeriscaping and water-wise gardens.
    • Easy to grow: It is considered to be low-maintenance, requiring minimal care once it is established, making it an excellent choice for novice gardeners.
    • Ornamental appeal: With its attractive creamy-yellow flowers and fine-textured foliage, it adds aesthetic value to garden beds, borders, and containers.
    • Seasonal interest: The plant typically blooms in the summer, adding color and vibrancy to the garden when many other plants may not be in peak display.
    • Can be used in cut flower arrangements: The daisy-like flowers have a long vase life, making them popular in fresh bouquets and floral decor.
    • Wildlife habitat: Apart from attracting pollinators, it can also provide a habitat for beneficial insects that help control garden pests.
    • Edging and border plant: Due to its compact size and appealing form, it is often used to create edges and borders in landscape designs.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Anti-inflammatory: Golden Marguerite has been traditionally used for its potential anti-inflammatory properties.
    • Antispasmodic: It may help in relieving spasms of the muscles.
    • Cholagogue: The plant is considered to stimulate the flow of bile from the liver, which can support digestion.
    • Emmenagogue: It has been used to promote menstrual flow.
    • Stomachic: Golden Marguerite may aid in improving stomach functions and help with digestive issues.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise', commonly known as dyer's chamomile, has been used as a natural dye, providing shades of yellow and gold for textiles.
    • In the garden, dyer's chamomile can act as a companion plant by attracting beneficial insects such as hoverflies, which prey on aphids.
    • The dried flowers of dyer's chamomile can be utilized in potpourri mixes for a subtle, calming fragrance and decorative appeal.
    • The robust nature of dyer's chamomile allows it to be used for erosion control on slopes or areas susceptible to soil degradation.
    • Dyer's chamomile can be planted in between pavers and stepping stones, offering a fragrant and functional ground cover that tolerates light foot traffic.
    • Florists may use fresh or dried blossoms of dyer's chamomile as a natural addition to bouquets and floral arrangements.
    • When included in wildlife gardens, dyer's chamomile can provide nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators.
    • The light scent of dyer's chamomile can be infused in oils and used in homemade candles for a natural aroma.
    • Some people craft decorative wreaths and garlands incorporating the feathery foliage and flowers of dyer's chamomile.
    • As a natural repellent, planting dyer's chamomile in the garden can help deter certain insects and pests away from more sensitive plants.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The plant Golden Marguerite is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The plant Golden Marguerite is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Creativity: Anthemis tinctoria, commonly known as Golden Marguerite or Yellow Chamomile, often symbolizes artistic energy and the flowering of ideas, as it is used for making dyes, reflecting the concept of adding color and vibrancy.
    • Patience: This plant has a resilient nature and can tolerate poor soil conditions, representing the ability to endure and remain steadfast over time.
    • Optimism: The bright yellow blooms of the Golden Marguerite bring to mind the warmth of the sun, often associated with positivity and the hope for better times ahead.
    • Healing: As a plant related to chamomiles, it also carries connotations of healing and soothing, hinting at both physical and emotional wellness.

Every 7-10 days
10000 - 20000 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Golden Marguerite should be watered moderately, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Water deeply once or twice a week, providing about one to two gallons per plant, depending on the size and the environmental conditions. Over-watering or waterlogged soil can lead to root rot, so ensure good drainage. During hot, dry spells you may need to increase the frequency, but always check the moisture level of the soil first to prevent overwatering.

  • sunLight

    Golden Marguerite thrives in full sun, requiring a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. The ideal spot for this plant is an open area with clear exposure to sun throughout the day, as shade can impede its growth and bloom production. It tolerates partial shade, but full sun is paramount for optimal flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Golden Marguerite is hardy and can withstand a range of temperatures, but it performs best in areas with temperatures between 60°F and 75°F. It can tolerate temperatures down to freezing, around 32°F, but may not survive sustained periods of extreme cold below this range. It also handles high temperatures well, but excessive heat over 90°F might require additional watering to keep the plant hydrated.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Golden Marguerite to remove spent flowers and encourage repeat blooming throughout the season. Deadheading, or cutting back the stems after the initial bloom, can promote a second flush of flowers. Annual pruning in late fall or early spring can keep the plant tidy and maintain its shape. The best time for extensive pruning is in early spring before new growth starts.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Golden Marguerite, or Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise', thrives best in well-drained soil with moderate fertility; it's adaptable to various soil types but prefers a neutral to slightly acidic pH around 6.0 to 7.0. A mix of loam, sand, and organic compost will create an ideal environment for growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Golden Marguerite does not typically require frequent repotting. It can be repotted every 2 to 3 years, or as needed, when the plant has outgrown its current container or the soil has become depleted.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Golden Marguerite is tolerant of a wide range of humidity levels and does not have specific humidity requirements. It can thrive in average humidity conditions typically found in outdoor settings.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure full sun, well-drained soil, and infrequent watering.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-draining soil, tolerate drought, little care needed.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise', commonly known as Golden Marguerite or Dyer's Chamomile, typically begins its life cycle with seed germination in the spring, under ideal temperature and moisture conditions. The seedlings establish themselves quickly, developing a rosette of finely-cut, aromatic foliage. As the plant matures, it sends up sturdy, branching stems that can reach up to 1-2 feet in height. By early to mid-summer, it begins to produce a profusion of creamy-yellow, daisy-like flowers that are attractive to bees and butterflies. After blooming, which can last until late summer or even into fall with deadheading, the plant sets seed and, if conditions permit, may self-sow for the following year. With the onset of winter or in colder climates, the above-ground parts of the perennial die back, while the root system remains dormant until the next spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise', commonly known as Golden Marguerite or Dyer's Chamomile, is often propagated by seed. The best time to sow the seeds is in early spring, once the threat of frost has passed. The most popular method involves surface-sowing the seeds in a well-draining soil mix because they require light for germination. It is important to keep the soil moist, but not soggy, until germination occurs, which typically takes 1 to 2 weeks at a temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). Seedlings can be thinned out or transplanted to individual pots once they're large enough to handle. They'll be ready to be moved to their final location in the garden once the risk of frost is fully gone and they've developed a strong root system.