These easy to grow pretty little daisy like flowers have many uses, including medicinal, culinary, and crafts. This is a guide about growing chamomile.
Anthemis noblis (common) Chamaemelum nobile (correct)
Chamomile, Roman Chamomile
Chamomile has dainty, daisy-like white flowers with yellow centers set on top of thin stems of feathery green leaves. It comes in creeping or trailing varieties, and seldom grows to more than 12 inches high. Flowers of the creeping varieties contain properties sought after in the herb garden and give off a lovely, apple-like scent.
full sun or partial shade
Chamomile isn't fussy about the soil it grows in and adapts well to poor conditions. Sow seeds in a sunny location in the spring and once established, plants will readily reseed and spread themselves all over your garden. The plants look straggly when planted on their own and look better in large groups or "drifts".
division or seeds
Harvesting and Storage:
Use a scissors to clip flowers from stems just as they fully open. Spread them out on racks or in shallow pans to dry, and store in an airtight container away from direct sunlight.
insomnia, digestive relief, and mouthwash
teas, German Chamomile can be added to sour cream to top potatoes
hair care, skin care, wreaths, dried flowers, potpourri, and perennial gardens
By Ellen Brown
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