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Care of the plant Anacyclus pyrethrum or Spanish chamomile.

Care of the plant Anacyclus pyrethrum or Spanish chamomile

The Anacyclus genus, family Asteraceae, comprises 25 species of perennial and annual plants native to the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Anacyclus pyrethrum, Anacyclus atlanticus, Anacyclus depressus, Anacyclus maroccanus, Anacyclus clavata.

Common names: Pellitory, Spanish chamomile, Mount Atlas daisy, Akarkara. This species is native to North Africa and Spain.

They are creeping herbaceous plants with leaves of an intense green color and very divided into linear segments. The flowers look a lot like daisies, being white with a yellow center (they are actually made up of many tiny flowers).

Spanish chamomile is used in rockeries, borders or pots; they are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Anacyclus pyrethrum needs exposure to full sun and high temperatures.

Pellitory can be grown in any type of well-drained soil. The transplant is done in spring.

Water moderately throughout the year, waiting for the soil to dry.

Fertilize with manure days before planting in its final location and once a month with mineral fertilizer during flowering.

Mount Atlas daisy is very resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excessive watering.

Spanish chamomile propagates from seeds sown in spring or from cuttings in spring or summer.

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Anacyclus pyrethrum
Anacyclus pyrethrum
Anacyclus pyrethrum