Chamomile, German


Harvest Season:  Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Easy care, easily self sows.

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Seldom

Height: 24" - 36"

Width: 12" - 24"

Exposure: Sun

General Information: 

Chamomile, a beautiful and fragrant herb, has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and calming effects. Whether you have a green thumb or are just starting out as a gardener, growing chamomile in your own backyard can be a rewarding and beneficial experience. 

Chamomile is well-known for its health benefits. It contains various bioactive compounds, including flavonoids and terpenoids, which have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. Drinking chamomile tea is said to help reduce inflammation, promote relaxation, and improve sleep quality. It may also aid in digestion, relieve menstrual cramps, and boost the immune system.


One of the joys of growing chamomile is the delightful fragrance it brings to your garden. The sweet, apple-like scent of chamomile flowers can create a calming and peaceful atmosphere. Placing chamomile plants near seating areas or walkways allows you to enjoy the soothing aroma as you relax or take a leisurely stroll through your garden.

Chamomile flowers are a magnet for pollinators such as bees and butterflies. By growing chamomile, you are providing a valuable food source for these important creatures. Bees and butterflies play a crucial role in pollinating plants, ensuring the reproduction of many fruits and vegetables. Creating a pollinator-friendly garden by including chamomile can contribute to the overall health and biodiversity of your local ecosystem.

Chamomile flowers can be used in various culinary creations. They can be dried and used to make chamomile-infused honey, which adds a delicate floral flavor to teas, desserts, and baked goods. Chamomile flowers can also be used as a garnish for salads or steeped in vinegar for a unique herbal twist. Growing chamomile in your garden allows you to have a fresh and readily available supply of this versatile herb for your culinary experiments.




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