Corn Chamomile, Scotch Chamomile, Sweet Chamomile, Wild Chamomile, Dog's Chamomile, Pellitory Of Spain, St Anne's Flower, German Chamomile, Ground Apple, Lawn Chamomile, Common Chamomile, English Chamomile, Russian Chamomile, Garden Chamomile, Noble Chamomile
Roman Chamomile is a perennial herb with feathery leaves, and large, white, daisy-like flowers, often with double flower heads. It is classically grown as a fragrant lawn or seat in herb gardens, as it is strongly aromatic. The flower heads are harvested and dried, or used as a raw material for the extraction of the essential oil. Uses: Ground Cover. Beverage. Medicinal. Culinary. Cosmetic
Pick the flowers when in full bloom: pick on a dry day, early in the morning. Dry in an area where the light is excluded and the temperature is even. Turn and shake regularly. Chamomile should be dry in about 4 days – It will feel crisp and resilient.
Sow seeds in Spring; Germination time 1-3 weeks.
Divide thick growing patches and cut off leaves with roots to replant.
Attracts useful insects
Watch out for bees!
Repels harmful insects
The whole plant is insect repellent both when growing and when dried.
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Chamomile tea soothes, calm and relax. The flowers contain aromatic oils with powerful anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties.
The fresh or dried flowers are used to make herb tea. Stems and leaves can also be added to flowers to make the tea. Pick fresh flowers and add to olive oil for aromatic chamomile infused oil.
Ground Cover. Beverage. Medicinal. Culinary. Cosmetic
Generally pest and disease free.
Cabbages, Cucumbers, Onions, Wheat