Treneague Chamomile Ground Cover Lawn Replacement Kit

This ground cover starter kit includes 128 young plants, which you can plant at a spacing of 4-6" (closer spacing = faster coverage, wider spacing = more economical/more sqft covered, but takes longer to fill in). A spacing of 4" will cover about 14 sqft, a spacing of 6" will cover about 32 sqft. As an alternative to grass as aground cover, this unique type of Chamomile will require no mowing, no fertilizer or herbicide, and is drought tolerant once established.

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 128 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 125 plants to account for the possibility that some of the plants may be duds. When planning your lawn, count on 125 plants to play it safe!
Plant Info
Botanical Name
C. nobile 'Treneague'
4" when full grown
4-12" between plants (each plant will reach about 12 square inches when fully grown. Plant closer together to achieve full coverage faster)
Full shade, or part sun
Perennial zones 4-11
Kids & Pets & Deer
Non-toxic and deer resistant
Cold hardy and heat tolerant
Drought tolerant
Indoor & Pots
Grows outside as groundcover
Growing Info
How to Plant Remove existing weeds, 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, or part sun
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
Care Instructions 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
Extra Credit 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!
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  • Hi. I'm glad I've found you. I'm planting a Carex morrowii 'Silk Tassels' lawn, which cannot be walked on. I'd like to plant a walkable path with chamomile 'Treneague'. With 4" spacing does the kit cover 14 square feet or 24 square feet? Would it be wise, unwise, or fattening to this spring plant a slight drift of short, shade-tolerant wildflowers between the plugs? Most important question of all: Will your chamomile kit be available fall 2023? Do you have an idea when? Thanks!

    Holy smokes I love this vision! You must send us pictures! I would plant the wildflowers between the edge of the Chamomile path and the Silk Tassels. These plants will cover 14 sqft at the 4" spacing. It smells amazing when you walk on it, bonus! It will be available in Spring 2024, but you can dm us for a custom grow if desired for this fall, depending on how many trays you would like!

  • Yea, I don't have to fly to the UK! Let's say I want to plant C. nobile 'Treneague' after smothering my lawn. I'd be planting it on top of 4"-6" of NEW soil in the semi-shaded area of the backyard under trees. Would 10%Peet moss, 20%sand, 50% topsoil, and 20%composted manure be ok? I don't know what's best, what type of soil would you suggest for zone 6b? Thank you

    Excellent! This soil mix sounds perfect! We will have more trays available this fall!

  • Can I buy seeds instead of plugs?

    Treneague Chamomile is actually what's called 'vegetative' which means it grows from cuttings, not from seed. So unfortunately this is one of those varieties that you have to buy as a plant. It is quite different from the 'regular' Chamomile that is easily grown from seed!

  • Hello! I love this….but i’m terrible at math. can you tell me about how much square feet it would cover? 😅🌸

    Of course! At 4" spacing it will cover 24 sqft, at 6" spacing it will cover 32 sqft