Chamomile

Roman Chamomile is considered the true chamomile, a perennial herb used extensively for  tea and stomach rememdies while it’s annual cousin the German Chamomile can be used similarily however has to be replanted each year.  If you don’t want either plant self seeding make sure you dead head it’s daisy like blooms.  If you wish to make tea at home harvest just the petals, with 1 tsp dried being just enough per cup.

Divide Roman Chamomile in the early spring to produce more plants for harvesting.

Chamomile

German Chamomile- Matricaria recutita

Roman Chamomile- Chamaemelum nobile

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Well draining
  • Height: 6-24″
  • Width: 3-18″
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Fall
  • Bloom Colour: White with yellow center
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, containers, groundcover, slopes
  • Special Features: Fragrant, Attracts butterflies, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 4-9

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