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German Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Scented Mayweed

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Chamomile is a low-growing annual with scented daisy-like flowers. A good alternative uses include medicinal, cosmetic and teas. A blue essential oil is made with steam distillation.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Leaves can be picked throughout the growing season. Harvest flowers when they are fully developed and open.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time in Autumn. Space 15 - 20 cm apart; Sow 5-10mm deep; Germination time is usuaally 10 - 14 days.

Special features

Crop rotation
light Feeder

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean
Natural climate
Cool to temperate

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Edible
Stems and leaves are used to make a tea.
Notes
Medicinal, cosmetic, tea

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
White florets with a yellow centre.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

Companion plants

Onions, cabbage

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