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