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Roman Chamomile

Chamaemelum Nobilis

Translated from the Greek,"chamomile" means ground apple, referring to the apple-like odor and the fact that it makes a fine ground cover and substitute for grass. Plants are low growing, 4 inches tall and rapidly spreading. The dried flowers are used to make a sedative tea, nerve tonic, and skin cleanser, and it is used in potpourri.   350 seeds

 

Planting

Perennial , Zones 5-9

Germination:  10-14 days

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, lightly press into soil.

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 60-70 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant 6-8" apart. Sow outdoors in spring when soil temperature reaches 60-65 degrees.Sow a few seeds every 1-2" , then thin to a few plants every 6-8"

Light  Needs:  Sun to part shade

Soil Needs: Average to sandy, well drained. 

Uses: Medicinal, attracts bees and beneificals

 

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