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German Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Also known as

Scented Mayweed

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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German Chamomile Overview

Chamomile is a low-growing annual with scented daisy-like flowers. A good alternative uses include medicinal, cosmetic and teas. A blue essential oil is made with steam distillation.

Common problems with German Chamomile

Problem free

    German Chamomile Companion Plants

    Onions, cabbage

    How to harvest German Chamomile

    Leaves can be picked throughout the growing season. Harvest flowers when they are fully developed and open.

    How to propagate German Chamomile

    Seed

    Sowing time in Autumn. Space 15 - 20 cm apart; Sow 5-10mm deep; Germination time is usuaally 10 - 14 days.

    Special features of German Chamomile

    Crop rotation

    light Feeder

    Other uses of German Chamomile

    Medicinal, cosmetic, tea

    Edible

    Stems and leaves are used to make a tea.

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