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Clouds of airy fragrance, dotted with tiny white daisies! Just the right size for the front of the border! German Chamomile is a must-have herb if you enjoy drinking hot or cold teas. The flowers are a staple ingredient in herbal teas, where they have a soothing, calming effect. Chamomile herb is also used in shampoos and hair rinses to lighten blond hair. The plants are easy to establish from Chamomile seeds and are a beautiful addition to the herb garden. Up to 24 inches tall and 15 inches wide, the German Chamomile plant has many thin branches of finely divided green leaves. Small 3/4 inch white daisy-like flowers with yellow centers appear from early summer to fall.
Chamomile tea is commonly used in many parts of Europe, South America, and Mexico for children with colic and other digestive disturbances, fever, insomnia, and the restlessness and irritability commonly associated with teething. Women have long used chamomile for PMS and menstrual cramps. It has also been recommended as a nervine, for muscle cramps, headaches, and to soothe indigestion and flatulent colic. Steam from the herb can be inhaled for respiratory tract irritation.
Chamomile creams and ointments are applied to the skin to help soothe and heal burns and other skin irritations, wounds, diaper rash, and sore nipples. The homeopathic tablets are given to babies for teething and fussiness.
After the danger of frost, sow Chamomile seeds in prepared soil that is well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic. Barely cover herb seeds (they need light to germinate). For areas with a shorter growing season, start Chamomile seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost. When plants reach a height of approximately 2 inches and have begun to display their first true leaves, they are ready for transplanting into light, well-drained soil in the sun. First harvest can be done when plants are in full bloom, approximately two months from sowing. Tiny white flowers can easily be cut from plants. Chamomile will generate new blooms for repeated harvests. Spread the flowers to dry on a cloth or screen in the sun. Remove leaf and stem pieces. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. German Chamomile is a liberal self-sower, dropping its own seeds for next year's garden.
USDA Zones: 4-8
Height: 18-24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Average Germ Time: 10-15 days
Light Required: Full sun
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 1 per inch
Plant Spacing: 10 inches
Row Spacing: 18 inches
***These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore we cannot claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information on our site is provided for educational purposes only.
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