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Roman Chamomile

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, 4-6 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




Chamaemelum nobilis

Perennial , zones 5-9

Germination:10-14 days

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF

Seed Planting Depth:  Sow on the surface, seeds need light to germinate.

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide  60-70ºF soil temperatures.Transplant into the garden after the last frost, 4-6” apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, very small seeds- sow seeds lightly in a prepared area

Growth Habit:Low growing, spreading mat

Height and Width:4-12” x 12”  

Spacing:  4-6” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs: Average to medium well-drained 

Flowering:60-70 days

Harvest:  When flowers are in full bloom. Use fresh or dried. Dry flowers on a screen in a dark and dry well-ventilated space

Uses: Culinary, tea, medicinal, flowers attracts bees and beneficial insects,low traffic lawn substitute, ground cover, edging, grow between stepping stones

Tips: Prefers cooler growing conditions, doesn't like extreme heat 



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