Daisy-like flowers with yellow centres and feathery foliage.
CULINARY NOTES: Chamomile leaves make a delicious soothing chamomile tea, or a welcome addition to your cooking. It can also be used for skin wash or shampoo.
Growing preferences of Chamomile:
- Prefers well-drained fertile soil in full sun at the front of the border
- Sow direct from April to May
- Flowers from June to October
- Can be used to make tea, tinctures, salves, soaps and shampoo to name a few!
- Harvest chamomile flowers regularly to encourage the formation of more.
How to grow your seeds.
Direct sow chamomile seed outdoors from April to July in light, well-drained, soil, which has been raked to a fine tilth. Choose a position in full sun. Sow seed thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2″) in rows 30cm (12″) apart. When chamomile plants are large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 15cm (6″) apart.
Harvest flowers regularly to encourage the formation of more.