Matricaria recutita

Chamomile, German (Annual)

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

Fern-like foliage covered with downy fuzz, little daisy-like flowers bloom late spring through late summer.
Blooms are a pleasant, fresh apple scent. A lovely addition to any landscape situation.
This is an annual but will reseed if some flower heads are allowed to remain.

Height

24 Inches

Spread

6-8 Inches

Color

White

Interesting Notes

Germans describe this herb as "capable of anything"- In folk medicine, known as the "child-bed flower" or "the children's plant" because of its many pediatric uses.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

If you are using for teas, carefully harvest flowers for drying when the petals begin to turn back on the disk. Adapts to moist soil types, prefers light sandy soil. Let soil dry between watering.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Containers
Culinary
Fragrant
Crafts
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Winter
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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