Chamomile Germination Information

Chamomile Seed Germination How to Sow Chamomile:

  • Best sown indoors at 55-72° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 10-15 days
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors in a cool soil, but after all danger of frost is past in the spring
  • The seeds are very small
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Chamomile:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 6-12 inches apart

Lighting: Site in full sun or partial shade

Soil: Site in a dry, light, sandy, well-drained soil

Appearance and Use:

M. recutita is also referred to as English, Sweet False, or “the annual” Chamomile to distinguish it from the perennial Roman Chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile. The plants grow 2- 21/2 feet tall and are covered in daisy-like flowers with white rays and yellow disks. The leaves are finely cut and colored spring green. Both the leaves and flowers are highly aromatic of apples and are brewed into a tea that is calming to both the stomach and the nerves. Harvest them at any time and use fresh, however, the flowers can be used dried


About Chamomile:
Botanical name: Matricaria recutita
Pronunciation:  mat-ri-kar’e-å ra-ku-ti’ta
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae; native to Europe and west Asia