German Chamomile ✿ Fragrant Garden Flower ✿ Tea ✿ 200+ Seed
Small, white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers on finely-cut foliage. Chamomile has fragrant apple-like scented flowers will attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden.
Chamomile is one of the most ancient medical herbs known to mankind. It has been used for centuries by Romans, Greeks and Egyptians to treat wounds and promote healing. Today, studies suggest that Chamomile may be beneficial in treating many human ailments including hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, insomnia, ulcers, gastrointestinal disorder and rheumatic pain.
The dried flowers are used to make Chamomile tea. They are also a great addition to scented sachets and potpourri.
Planting & Care
Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date for your area. Carefully sprinkle a dozen or so of the tiny seeds on top of pre-moistened growing medium. Gently press in but do not cover as they require light for germination. Keep moist but not soggy until seedlings appear, typically 10 to 14 days. Provide new seedlings with good light and water as needed. Thin or transplant (clusters of 2 to 3 plants) when 1 to 2 inches tall.
Chamomile will grow best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. It is not very fussy about soil types as long as it has good drainage. Plants should be spaced about 6 to 12 inches apart. Keep watered but not soggy and it should do well. Harvest the flowers and foliage when the flowers are just fully open, mornings are best. They can be used fresh, if desired, or hung to dry for storage and later use.