Chamomile - German Chamomile

Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


Matricaria recutita

Branched, somewhat erect stems grow to 24″ tall. Commonly used in teas to promote relaxation. Leaves and flowers are harvested at bloom and used fresh or dried for later use. Sow seeds in spring on soil surface and press in lightly. Full sun. Easy-to-grow. Self-seeding annual.


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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
17000 n/a n/a 60-90
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-85°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed surface 3-4″ 3400
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
4-6″ 7-14 Annual 3-4 years

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German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is an annual herb while Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is perennial. Both types prefer full sun to partial shade and do best in well-drained soil.


Chamomile seed can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 65-85°F. Sow seeds 3-4" apart on the soil surface and press lightly to settle. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings so mature plants are 4-6" apart. Seed can also be direct seeded outdoors once the danger of frost has passed.


Harvest chamomile while plants are flowering (60-90 days). Remove flowers only by hand or snip flowers with 2-3" of stem intact. Chamomile flowers and flowering tops can be used fresh or dried in teas, salads, or to decorate cakes.

Additional information

Weight N/A

0.1 grams – Packet, 1 grams, 2 grams, 3 grams, 4 grams

3 reviews for German Chamomile

  1. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful foliage and easy to grow.

  2. 4 out of 5


    Very easy to grow! Fragrant, pretty, and useful for medicine.

  3. 4 out of 5


    Germination rates weren’t quite as high as I’d hoped, but of the plants that did grow they did quite well. Ours haven’t reseeded.

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