Chamomile, Matricaria recutita, also known as German Chamomile, is one of our very favorite flowers to grow. The tiny daisy-like flowers are so sweet and retro. Plus, they're edible, so you can (and should) cover all future cakes with flowers.
Planting conditions: Chamomile does not like to be fussed over, plant it anywhere, and once it is established it doesn't need extra water. Full sun in mild climates, part-shade in hot climates.
Blooms: From late Spring through first frost. Deadhead the blooms regularly (meaning cut the flowers for bouquets, or if the flowers die on the plant cut them off down to where the stem is green right above where it is leafing again) to encourage more blooms.
When to Harvest: When the flowers are in full bloom, you can snip them off and dry them for tea, or use them as a garnish fresh.
Edible: Fresh blooms have a mild and sweet apple-ish flavor, eat the blossoms fresh as a garnish for desserts or tossed into salad. Or, dry the blossoms in a warm dark place to use for tea.
Self-seeding Annual: Chamomile will die over-winter, but will set seeds and come back in your garden the following Spring.
Zone 3-9. Non-toxic, grows well in containers.
Ships: as 3 plants in 2" diameter pots, in the Spring.
Flat rate $10 shipping no matter how many plants you buy.
We give your plants plenty of (recyclable) padding so they are cozy and safe during transit. We also monitor weather events and will contact you if unusual weather will impact your order's ship date.
If anything is not right about your plant when you receive it, please let us know and we will make it right.