Chamomile, German (Matricaria Recutita) - 200 Seeds
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.
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-12
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.
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