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Herb seed - Chamomile, Roman : Evergreen forms a thick, 6" mat of sweet scented, bright leaves with delicate yellow flowers.

Herb - Chamomile, Roman

Chamaemelum nobile This evergreen forms a thick, 6" steppable mat of sweetly scented, finely-cut, bright green leaves with delicate yellow flowers. Grows best if transplanted into well composted soil. Full sun. Perennial.(0.1 Gram Packet)

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
17000 n/a n/a 115-125
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
10-12" 10-14 Perennial 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.

Cultivation

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

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.

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