Treneague Chamomile Ground Cover Lawn Replacement Kit
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- SHIPSBeginning in March, after your last frost date
- ZONEPerennial zones 4-11
- INCLUDES512 small plants, each 3/4" diameter
- Botanical NameC. nobile 'Treneague'
Treneague Chamomile is ideal as a lawn replacement. This is a non-flowering perennial Chamomile, and it's growth habit makes it a more manicured lawn-like option for a seamless lawn-replacement. When stepped on, it has a delicate sweet apple scent. The soft foliage, sweet scent, and low even growth habit make this the ideal lawn replacement for shade to part-shade yards. Chamomile has the additional benefit of enriching the soil as it grows. Make sure to water regularly and avoid walking on your new lawn for 12 weeks after planting, but once it is established it will be very drought tolerant and can withstand moderate foot traffic.
Includes 512 young plant starts, each plant is about 3/4" in diameter and 1" deep. The plant height is usually about 1/2." Because with this volume of young plants sometimes there are some empty cells or plants that are damaged in transit, we only charge for 500 plants to account for the possibility that some of the plants may be duds. When planning your lawn, count on 500 plants to play it safe!
- SUN Full shade, or part sun
- SPACING4-12" between plants (4" spacing covers 57 sqft, 12" spacing covers 512 sqft)
- CLIMATECold hardy and heat tolerant
- DEERDeer resistant
- WATERDrought Tolerant
- INDOOR+POTSGrown as a ground cover and lawn replacement outside
How to Plant
Remove existing weeks, grass, and plants in your new planting area (this can be done by smothering the area or turning it over). Now tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole, and give the soft ground around the base of your small plant a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets mostly shade, in well draining soil.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring, or in the fall.
When to Expect Blooms
We're here for the foliage. This variety of Chamomile does not flower.
Water regularly during the first season, and avoid foot traffic for the first 12 weeks or so to give the plants a chance to get established. Weed in the spring to make sure the weeds aren't competing with the Chamomile. Once your Chamomile lawn is established, it does not need additional water, herbicides, fertilizer, water, or mowing.
Treneague Chamomile can be divided once it starts to thrive, to encourage it to cover an even greater area. It also naturally enriches the soil, so it works as it's own fertilizer!