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.

Seedling Image


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"

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.

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