German Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Italian Chamonile, Scented Mayweed, Kamille (Afr.)

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

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

Propagation

Seed

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

Special features

Crop rotation

light Feeder

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Natural climate

Cool to temperate

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Edible

Stems and leaves are used to make a tea.

Notes

Medicinal, cosmetic, tea

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Yellow, White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Problem free

Companion plants

Onions, cabbage
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