Golden Marguerite is a common weed in the whole of Europe, but in The Netherlands and Belgium this variety is in short supply. This striking and attractive bright yellow flower has a darker golden yellow eye. It stands on fragile stems with greyish green featherly leaves. This plant were used in the past to make the house smell fresh and to fight of fleas. In the naturopathy this plant is used against spams, hystiria, asthma and fever and also for it's soporific properties. The yellow flowers are used to dy wool and cotton yellow. Hardy perennial. Height: 70 cm.
juni - september
Indoor sowing: march - april
Outdoor sowing: middle of april - july and september - october
Germination: 14 - 21 days
Germination temp.: 18 - 22°C
Sowing depth: shallow
Plant distance: 25 - 35 cm
Plant position: sunny
Flowering period: june - august and a 2nd flush after cutting back hard
Sow indoors or outdoors in a cold frame from march. Sow in large pots filled with moist potting soil. Sow shallow and thinly and press the seeds gently into the soil. Keep moist. Put the seedlings away at a temperature of approx. 18 °C. Harden the seedlings of for a couple of days by putting them outdoors on a sunny spot during the day from the beginning of may. Put the seedlings on a sunny plot with free draining soil afterwards.
Sow outdoors from the middle of april. Sow shallow and thinly and press the seeds gently into the soil. Keep moist and weedfree. Thin the seedlings, when they're large enough to handle to approx. 10 cm apart. Thin the seedlings a couple of weeks later to 25 - 35 cm apart. The golden marguerite needs a very sunny plot with free draining soil.