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Chamomile, German Chamomile Herb Seeds

Chamomile, German Chamomile Herb Seeds

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German Chamomile Seeds (Matricaria recutita), Annual Herb, Fragrant
over 25 seeds per package, fyi - super tiny seeds.

If you enjoy ending your day with a soothing cup of chamomile tea, hot or cold to help you relax, you’ll love the convenience of homegrown chamomile, easy to grow, harvest, and use.

Chamomile looks lovely planted among veggies in the garden, tucked into raised beds filled with herbs, front border plants and added to a pretty container on your patio or balcony. Not only does chamomile add beauty and sweet fragrance to the garden, but it’s also a terrific companion plant, beckoning beneficial insects (pollinators) to visit your garden. Companion planting gurus swear that chamomile helps repel some pests with its fragrance, too. In other words, the benefits of chamomile go way beyond tea.

The flowers are a staple ingredient in herbal teas, it is also used in shampoos and hair rinses to lighten blond hair. The plants are easy to establish from seeds and are a beautiful addition to the herb garden. Up to 24 inches tall and 15 inches wide, the German Chamomile plant has many thin branches of finely divided green leaves. Small 3/4 inch white daisy-like flowers with yellow centers appear from early summer to fall.

How To Grow German Chamomile From Herb Seed: After danger of frost, sow Chamomile seeds in prepared soil that is well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic. Barely cover herb seeds (they need light to germinate). For areas with a shorter growing season, start Chamomile seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost. When plants reach height of approximately 2 inches and have begun to display their first true leaves, they are ready for transplanting into light, well-drained soil in sun. First harvest can be done when plants are in full bloom, approximately two months from sowing. Tiny white flowers can easily be cut from plant. Chamomile will generate new blooms for repeated harvests. Spread the flowers to dry on a cloth or screen in the sun. Remove leaf and stem pieces. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. German Chamomile is a liberal self-sower, dropping its own seeds for next year's garden.

Plant Type: German chamomile is an annual flower, while Roman chamomile is a perennial
Mature Size: 8–24 in. tall, 8–12 in. wide
Full sun
Soil Type: Not too rich, organic soil
Soil pH 5.6 to 7.5
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: White with yellow center
Hardiness Zones 2–9 (USDA)
Planting depth: Press into soil, do not cover

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