Arctanthemum arcticum (L.) Spreng.
Arctanthemum arcticum is a perennial.
Arctanthemum arcticum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Nikolai Nikolaievich Tzvelev, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1985.
The perennials are comparatively fast-growing and short-lived. They have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 10 to 40 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 30 to 60 centimetres.
Arctanthemum arcticum is deciduous. The leaves are simple and moss-green. They are orbicular. The leaves are around 30 to 40 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Arctanthemum arcticum produces solitary yellow many-stellate flowers from June to August.
The perennials carry black achenes.
The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy clay with a pH between 5 and 6,5. They tolerate temperatures below -45Â°C (USDA zone 1).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
- woods (soil usually rich in organic material)
The recommended planting distance is 35 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited for cottage gardens, rockeries and for beds and borders, as well as suited as cemetery plant, cut flowers and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants need little to no maintenance if grown under suitable conditions.
Propagate by division.
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.