Roman Chamomile

$ 1.95

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. Roman Chamomile 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:  Roman Chamomile needs average to medium well-drained soil 

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