Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) seeds, organic

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Family:  Aster (Asteracea)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

(Roman Chamomile)  Perennial ground cover native to Europe. Cultivated worldwide. Plants grow thickly to interlock, forming an aromatic mat which may be mowed to maintain close-cropped. A nice place for an afternoon nap. Happy dreams! Traditional usage (TWM): stomachic, sedative.  Plant prefers full sun and regular watering.  Sow seed in fall or early spring, on surface. Tamp in and keep moist. Direct-seed or space transplants 8 inches apart.

Packet contains 300 seeds
1 g contains ~7,500 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    I get lots of requests from people who want to make chamomile lawns–soft and green, pleasant, unusual.  The requirements are fertile soil, full sun, plenty of water and a robust transplant.  Then the chamomile lawn is more likely to succeed.  But with care you can indeed direct-seed it.  Mix very fine seed with sand before planting, to stretch it, increasing distance between plants. If not mowed, the chamomile will go up to flower at about 12 inches or so, making multiple flat-topped aster-like flowers, somewhat larger than those of German Chamomile, aromatic and pleasant, worthy of tea. To maintain a Roman Chamomile lawn, keep it well-watered and when it starts to go up into flower, mow it down to about 3 inches.  The energy will go back into the plants and make them spread.  This is needed to maintain a dense stand.  You may wish to fertilize with dilute kelp tea.  Fertilize in the spring and summer.

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    • Samantha

      Hello! If I live in zone 6a (North America), can I direct seed in the fall? Or will I be more successful waiting until spring?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Samantha,
      You should wait until spring.
      Richo

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    • Terri

      I am in willamette valley. Hoping to grow in flats and transplant. What month this spring would you suggest?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Anytime within the next 60 days. r

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    • Emme

      Will Chamaemelum nobile or Matricaria recutita grow in an area zone 13?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      In a zone 13 German chamomile is a quick rainy-season crop. The Roman chamomile may work well as a groundcover. Sounds mighty hot, though.

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    • Derek Yallop

      where can I purchase non flowering chamomile ‘treneague’ for my lawn?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello derek, sorry, i don’t know. r

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    • Noriszah Ismail

      Hello! Will Chamomile grow well in hot humid climate like Singapore?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Noriszah, Chamomile creates a very fast crop. You can grow it in the rainy season and harvest the flowers when they occur. Richo

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    • Michele

      I’m in zone 9a, will chamomile work as a ground cover? Will it survive the heat?

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    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Hi Michele, Roman chamomile is listed to Zone 9 and is Mediterranean in origin, which means it does withstand a great deal of heat. I planted a large double-row this spring in a full-sun position with very deep and quick-to-dry-out soil and I did have problems with the plants just sitting there and flowering instead of spreading like I have seen them do in the past. I went in and gave them a good weeding and mulched all around them with coir and watered the area very well for a few days. The plants started spreading vigorously.
      Richo

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