German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
German Chamomile is a sweet scented annual flower with, aromatic foliage and white daisy-like flowers. Dried Chamomile flowers have been used in traditional herbal medicine for hundreds of years, particularly being used as a calming tea to ease anxiety or help with sleep.
To harvest the flowers, pick when in full bloom on a dry day. Dry the flowers somewhere dark and warm, for at least four days and then store in an airtight jar.
Average Contents: 3000 Seeds
Sow: March-April indoors or direct outside March-May
Light well-drained soil in full sun.
Sow the seeds indoors from March-April or sow direct outside March-May. Scatter thinly onto lightly firmed, moist well-drained seed compost. Press seeds into the soil and cover lightly with soil. Always water the pots from the bottom so as not to disturb the seeds.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into larger pots or thin to 15cm spacing. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed.
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Chamomile seeds are also included in our Grow Your Own Herbal Tea Gift Set, a great way to grow your own refreshing herbal teas!
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