Low-growing, spreading, with creeping rhizomes. Has similar uses for teas and medicine as annual chamomile varieties, but produces fewer blossoms. Avg. 207,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
Edible flowers: Use flower heads fresh or dried in teas; sprinkle over salads.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Tamp the seeds into the soil mix or just barely cover with soil; the seeds require light to germinate. Transplant to the garden in the spring when soil temperatures reach at least 45°F (7°C). Space plants 8-12" apart in rows that are 24" apart. Direct seed: Direct seed shallowly; seeds require light to germinate. Plant 2-3 seeds per inch. Thin to clusters of 2 or 3 plants every 12".
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: A slightly acidic to neutral garden soil with good drainage.
PLANT HEIGHT: 10-16".
PLANT SPACING: 8-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 5-8.
HARVEST: Gather leaves and flowers when in full bloom. Use fresh, or dry in a place out of direct sunlight and with good ventilation. Stir periodically over several days until dry.