Roman Chamomile Seeds, anthemis nobilis 200+ Seeds
Non GMO, Perennial
There are two types of chamomile typically grown as medicinal herbs or for making tea. German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) both produce daisy-like blooms used for tea. Both provide the same health benefits and emit a sweet apple fragrance, but the growing habits of the plants differ.
What’s the Difference Between German and Roman Chamomile?
Roman Chamomile: Roman chamomile plant, also referred to as English or Russian chamomile, is a low-growing perennial plant that seldom reaches a height of more than 12 inches. It typically grows to a height of 3 to 4 inches and makes an excellent ground cover. Roman chamomile foliage dies off when cold weather arrives, but the plant regrows from the roots in the spring when warm weather returns. It produces tiny ½- to 1-inch blooms atop feathery, fern-like foliage. Blooms appear singly atop a short stem. It is hardy in USDA Plant hardiness zones 6 through 9.
German Chamomile: German chamomile is an annual plant that self seeds. This means new chamomile plants will likely spring up when the weather warms, but they will not be in the same location as the parent plant. Growing chamomile in a planter or other container will prevent it from spreading to other areas of the garden. The foliage is less fern-like and the blooms are larger, reaching a size of 1 to 2 inches. German chamomile tends to grow tall and sprawling, reaching heights of 2 to 3 feet, with clusters of small white flowers.
How to Grow Chamomile From Seed?
Yes. You can plant the seeds directly in the soil in your herb garden or flowerbed in the spring after the danger of frost has passed, but starting with seedlings produces larger plants that bloom earlier in the summer. If you choose to start your chamomile form seed, consider planting the seeds in pots or flats inside six weeks before the last expected frost in your area. Germination in 10-14 days, maturity in 65 days