Chamomile - German

German Chamomile
Matricaria chamomilla 
c. 2000 seeds

Delicate and wistful with that delightful wildflower look. Children seem drawn to this plant with its faint pineapple smell and wonderful affect on their demeanour. Soothing for the skin, sleep, tummies and tantrums. Gorgeous in the garden.

Chamomile seed needs light to germinate, so simply scatter onto a tray and press down gently. Doesn’t require rich soil and isn’t too affected by pestly problems. Harvest the chamomile flowers when fully open. They can be used fresh as a tea or added to the bath and may be dried and stored for later use.


Sow period September - December 
Soil temp for germination Above 18°C 
Germination time 12 days 
Plant initially in Trays 
Time till harvest 10 weeks 
Height 30cm 
Spacing 15-30 cm 
Position Full sun 
Watering Drought-tolerant once established.

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