German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Seeds
German Chamomile
(Matricaria recutita)

800 seeds   $2.75  








Image courtesy Thompson & Morgan

German chamomile has small, daisy-like flowers from summer to fall. It makes a nice filler in the cottage garden or herb garden. It was traditionally planted along pathways where the sweet fragrance could be enjoyed up close.

German chamomile is excellent in cut flower arrangements. In the garden, it attracts butterflies and beneficial insects. It can also be grown in containers. I can't think of any other plant with so many practical uses.

German chamomile is best known for its medicinal properties as a tea herb for stress reduction and promoting quality sleep. It has many health benefits, including reducing inflammation and preventing some types of cancer.

Matricaria recutita is native to Europe, Africa and Asia. It's a self-sowing annual that acts like a biennial in my zone 5 garden. It blooms in May, and it repeat blooms if cut back after the first flush is over. Easy to grow. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant.

height 20"  spacing 6"

Sowing German Chamomile Seeds

Sow German chamomile seeds outdoors after the last frost. Or start indoors 6 weeks early. Sow on the surface. Full sun to part shade.

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