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Chamomile

German Chamomile/Matricaria recutita (Annual)

  • Category: Annual, Herbs
  • Hardiness Zone:6-9
  • Height:24 Inches
  • Spread:6-8 Inches
  • Bloom Color: White

Fern-like foliage covered with downy fuzz, little daisy-like flowers bloom late spring through late summer.
Blooms are a pleasant, fresh apple scent. A lovely addition to any landscape situation.
This is an annual but will reseed if some flower heads are allowed to remain.

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Soil Moisture
Well-Drained
Attributes
Container
Container
Crafts
Culinary
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Additional Information about Chamomile

Germans describe this herb as "capable of anything"- In folk medicine, known as the "child-bed flower" or "the children's plant" because of its many pediatric uses.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Chamomile

If you are using for teas, carefully harvest flowers for drying when the petals begin to turn back on the disk. Adapts to moist soil types, prefers light sandy soil. Let soil dry between watering.