German Chamomile - Seeds
Common name: Matricaria recutita
Color: White rays with yellow center disk
Bloom time: June to August
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
German chamomile can be directly sown after all danger of frost has passed. Direct sow in average but well drained soil in full sun at the recommended planting time. Remove weeds and work organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth. Sow seeds evenly and cover with ¼ inches of fine soil.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temprature: 70 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Chamomile is often planted as a ground cover in gardens.
- The low-growing Roman chamomile will do well in companion plantings around the edges of a large plant container.
- Because German chamomile grows taller, it may do better on its own in a large plant container.
- These attractive, fragrant flowers will attract bees, wild birds and other wildlife to your balcony garden.
- Light: Full sun to part shadeWater: Keep the potting soil moist but never soggy.
- Sandy, well-draining soil is best for chamomile.
Numerous additional uses for this herb beyond tea include (a) culinary (addition to cream cheese, fruit preparations and salads), (b) cosmetic (add to compresses or floral waters), (c) medicinal (add to creams for treatment of minor inflammations, wounds or irritations of mouth or gums), (d) add to potpouris and (e) sachet pouch for bath water.
- Unverified information Chamomilla is a widely recognized herb in Western culture.
- Its medicinal usage dates back to antiquity where such notahles as Hippocrates, Galen, and Asclepius made written reference to it.
- A common ingredient today in herbal teas because of its calming, carminative, and spasmolytic properties, it is also a popular ingredient in topical health and beauty products tor its soothing and anti-inflammarory effects on skin.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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