Herb, German Chamomile
- Annual plant
- Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall
- Fragrant, daisy-like flowers grow to 1 inch
Native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. Chamomile has a very pleasant fragrance and was a popular strewing herb in medieval England. Graceful plants are 12-20" tall with endless masses of 1" attractive daisy-like flowers that can be used to make tea. Annual.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.