Anacyclus pyrethrum (L.) Link
Anacyclus pyrethrum is a perennial.
Anacyclus pyrethrum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Mariano Lagasca y Segura, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1816.
Anacyclus pyrethrum is a species in the genus Anacyclus which contains approximately 14 to 24 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Anacyclus valentinus.
The perennials reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.
Anacyclus pyrethrum is deciduous. The silver-grey leaves are alternate. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Anacyclus pyrethrum produces solitary white many-stellate flowers from May to August.
The perennials produce achenes.
Anacyclus pyrethrum is native to Southeast Spain, Morocco and Algeria.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
Anacyclus pyrethrum is considered a collector's perennial. The recommended planting distance is 30 to 35 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries, as well as suited as groundcover and as container plant.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Winter protection is absolutely necessary.
Propagate by sowing.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.