Chamomile, Saint John’s (Anthemis sancti-johannis), packet of 50 seeds
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
(Saint John’s Chamomile, Golden Marguerite, Orange Marguerite, Marguerite Daisy) Short-lived self-seeding evergreen perennial to 18 inches tall, native to the mountains of Bulgaria This pretty mounding plant with deeply cut, aromatic, fern-like leaves gives rise to multiple stalks crowned by the flattened, golden orange flowers. Grows excellently on the garden border or in containers. A fragrant cut flower, the petals are edible and may be used to garnish salads, and the dried flowers are good in pot-pourri. Sow seed in spring, in pots or directly in the garden. Press seed into soil surface and keep evenly moist, warm and in the light until germination, which occurs in 3 days to 3 weeks. Thin or transplant to 1 foot apart.