Chamaemelum nobile - Plant
Common name: Roman Chamomile
Color: white and yallow
Bloom time: June to September
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Roman chamomile is also known as Russian chamomile and English chamomile. It is a creeping ground cover that grows like a mat. It has small daisy like flowers with yellow centers and white petals. The leaves are feathery. It is a perennial.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 5-40 °C.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Once your chamomile is established, it needs very little care.
- Like most herbs, chamomile grows best when it is not fussed over.
- Too much fertilizer will result in lots of weakly flavored foliage and few flowers.
Herb gardens. Rock gardens and border fronts. Ground cover. Fill in between flag stones. Lawn substitute.
- If you pick up a half-dozen herb books to look up the chamomile herb, you are likely to find a bewilderment of names.
- There’s Roman (or English) chamomile, a perennial, and German (or Hungarian) chamomile, an annual.
- The German species might be listed as Matricaria chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita, or Matricaria recutita.
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for possible spread.
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