Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita) Seeds

Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita) Seeds


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Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.


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German chamomile is easily grown in average, lightly dry, well-drained soil in partial shade or full sun. This plant is characterized by its small, white flowers with yellow centers. Chamomile is used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments, but it is popular for its calming, sedative effects when ingested.

Type: Annual, self-seeding
Family:  Asteraceae
Native Range:  Central/Southern Europe
Growing Zones:  3-9
Mature Height: 8-24 inches 
Mature Width: 4-8 inches 

Sowing: Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost or directly outside after the danger of frost has passed. Press seed into soil, do not bury. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: Surface
Days to Germinate: 7-14 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: n/a 

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance:  Moderate
Growth Rate: Fast

Leaf Description: Thin stems, delicate leaves
Bloom Time: Summer, May – early August
Bloom Description: Daisy like white petals with a yellow center

Harvest: Flower, Flowering Tops
Harvest Time:  Summer, June-August

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant


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