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Type: Herb
Seed #: 495
Common Name: German Chamomile
Latin Name: matricaria recutita
Variety: German
Colour: white
Temperature: 10C - 18C (50F - 64F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: May to June
Site: Full Sun
Height: 50cm - 70cm (20" - 28")
Spread: 15cm - 20cm (6" - 8")
Quantity: 200 Seeds
Price: $3.33
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is scented.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant
Scented

Certified Canada Organic


Temporarily out of stock
German Chamomile


Notes: Best variety for teas and salves. In the vegetable and herb garden, Chamomile is a good companion plant for basil, onion, cabbage and cucumbers. It also is known to increase the oil quality of other herbs planted around it. It's bright cheery flowers brighten up any garden. Commonly used in moon gardens for the glow they show off from the moonlight.


Instructions: Direct sow in spring or fall. Fall sown seeds germinate following spring. Seeds need light to germinate. Do not cover. Easy to grow. If you do pre-sow chamomile indoors be sure to start it early. It appreciates early spring temperatures when establishing itself for the warmer temperatures, so climatize it and then transplant when all danger of frost has passed. Appreciates mulch for cooler roots and this will also assist in a weed-free harvest of your tea


Habitat: Chamomile does best in full sun however it will grow in part shade, providing the soil is well drained and the area receives at least 5 hours of sun. Chamomile appreciates the soil being allowed to dry out between watering.


History: The word chamomile refers to a range of different daisy-like plants, that are a member of the Asteraceae flower family. There are many different species of chamomile. This variety is German and one of the 2 most commonly known for making tea and herbal remedies.


Medicinal: Chamomile promotes general relaxation and relieves stress and anxiety. It's calming and anti-inflammatory properties work well as a tea that has been steeped for no less than 20 minutes. Its healing remedy has been applied in cold symptoms or asthma, relieve restlessness, teething problems, and colic in children, relieve allergies and aid in digestion when taken as a relaxing Tea after delicious meals.


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