Feverfew may be listed as Matricaria eximia or Chrysan-themum parthenium in thecatalogues. The compact plant, barely 1 ft high, with its mass of small, cushion-like looks like a miniature . The foliage is pungent and the % in. are intensely double. They may be ball-like or there may be an outer ring of short petals. Try it as an unusual summer bedding plant..
VARIETIES: The colour range of Matricaria is distinctly limited – there is just yellow and white. For button-like flowers without an outer ring of guard petals, choose ‘Golden Ball’ (yellow) or ‘Ball’s Double White’ (white). A variation is a cushion-like flower with a frill of short, broad petals-look for ‘Snow Puffs’, ‘White Stars’ and ‘Snow Ball’.
SITE AND SOIL: Any well-drained garden soil will do – thrives best in full sun.
PLANT DETAILS: Height 8 in.-1 ft.
Spacing: 1 ft.
Flowering period: June-August.
PROPAGATION: Follow the Half Hardy Annual technique .