Description for German Chamomile
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Performs well in light sandy soils. Tolerates light shade. Tolerates poor soils. Best with regular moisture.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Matricaria recutita||White rays with yellow center disk||June to August||1.00 to 2.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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 Â¼ inches of fine soil.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Dry to medium||70 degrees F.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for German Chamomile
- Light: Full sun to part shade Water: Keep the potting soil moist but never soggy. Sandy, well-draining soil is best for chamomile.
Typical uses of German Chamomile
Special features: 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.
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