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Chamomile Seeds - German Matricaria recutita

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Packet $3.95 $2.37
1 Ounce $12.95
1/4 Pound $31.95 38%
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  • Tall-growing heirloom annual
  • Popular uses include: Culinary / Fragrance / Medicinal
  • Prized for its ornamental qualities, as well as culinary

Product Description

German Chamomile Seeds

German Chamomile is a delicate herb that contains both ornamental and culinary qualities. German Chamomile is most famously used in the brewing of tea, but is also routinely used in shampoos and other cosmetic products. Also used as an ornamental ground cover.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Chamomile Seeds - German
    Botanical Name:Matricaria recutita
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Bush
    Features:Heirloom, Culinary, Medicinal, Outdoor, Indoor
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Spacing:6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:500 mg
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow German Chamomile

    When to Plant Chamomile Seeds

    Direct sow Chamomile seeds in late Fall, after the first killing frost, so that seeds can naturally cold stratify. For Spring planting, start seeds indoors about 6 weeks before the final frost date. If planting in the Spring, sowing Chamomile seeds outdoors will likely have a weaker germination. The optimal temperature for Chamomile to germinate is 65°F.

    Where to Plant Chamomile Seeds

    Chamomile usually thrives best with Full Sun exposure, but it can tolerate Partial Shade as well. In hotter climates, Partial Shade is advisable for your Chamomile. For best flowering, plant Chamomile in rich, organic soil that is well-drained. While Chamomile can grow in poorer soil, it will usually mean droopier stems as a result.

    How to Plant Chamomile Seeds

    Sow your seeds directly onto the surface of the soil, and firmly compress. Do not cover your Chamomile seeds as they require sunlight in order to germinate. Once seedlings are approximately an inch tall, thin out to one plant every 2-4 inches. If growing indoors, be mindful that Chamomile plants do not like to be transplanted after having their first blooms.

    How to Harvest Chamomile

    Harvest the Chamomile flower once it is fully open. The flower can be used either fresh, or it's a good candidate for use dry as well. Leaves can be harvested in late Spring through early summer, and likewise are useful fresh or dried.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 50 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 1,250 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 5,000 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to 20,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 2.5 Acres

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