Chamomile German HEIRLOOM Seeds

Chamomile German HEIRLOOM Seeds

Matricaria recutita

Item #5028

Annual. What could be more soothing than curling up at bedtime with a good book and a cup of chamomile tea made from flowers fresh from your garden? The flowers can also be dried for floral arrangements, pressed for crafts, or woven into charming wreaths, and their edible petals can be tossed into salads. In the garden, chamomile attracts beneficial insects and pollinators.




Annual

Full Sun

18"-30" tall


Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds
every 6”

Thinning:
When 1/2” tall,
thin to 1
every 6”


When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked, or late fall when soil is too cold for seed to germinate (seed benefits from cold exposure).

When to start inside: 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Pick flowers when fully opened, and dry on a screen covered with cheesecloth in a cool, dark well-ventilated area. Plants may also be hung upside down to dry.

Artist: Laurie Peters



Send your photo to us

Learn & Grow

View all Articles

Starting Seeds Indoors

Some varieties are best started indoors because you have more control over the growing conditions. If you are a gardener in an area with a short…

More…

Garden Journal, Part 2: List Making

Lists help us pull our ideas together, so we can get in the dirt and start gardening! Lists also help us organize our thoughts and remember what to do…

More…

Seed Starting Outdoors

Planting seeds directly in your garden, or direct sowing, is a process that has been repeated by nature and humans alike longer than we have records to prove it. It represents the connection that people have to…

More…