Tips on how to grow Chamomile Plant from seed



Chamomile plant has 2 major varieties that are popularly grown, these varieties are German chamomile and Roman chamomile varieties. Actually the Roman chamomile is often used as a groundcover or creeping plant used to soften the edges of a stone wall or walkway. While the German chamomile plant is the annual herb that is used for making tea. This German chamomile is really a delicate looking plant that is surprisingly tough. 


Below is the basic information about Chamomile plant;

The botanical names:  The botanical names are Chamaemelum nobile, Matricaria recutita.

The common names:  The common names are Roman chamomile, German chamomile.

The plant type:   The Roman chamomile is a perennial while German chamomile is an annual flower.

The mature size: The mature size is about 8 to 24 inches.

The sun exposure: This plant does well in full sun.

The soil type: The plant prefers not too rich, organic soil.

The soil pH: This is between 5.6 to 7.5

The blooming time: The blooming time is spring and summer.

The flower color: The flower colors are white petals with yellow center.
The native area: Chamomile plant is native to Central and southern Europe.



Steps on how to grow Chamomile

Light requirement: The German chamomile plant can be grown either in full sun or partial shade. The German chamomile really flowers best in full sun, although in hot climates, partial shade is really a better choice. The German chamomile plant is a low growing and creeping plant that can reach a height of 8 to twenty-four inches. The German chamomile plant flowers generally appear in late spring. While the Roman chamomile really requires full to partial sun. Actually more sun really leads to faster growth.  

Soil requirement: The German chamomile plant will flower best if it is grown in full sun and not in too rich, organic soil. The German Chamomile plant can survive in poorer soils, although the stems will be that much floppier. The German Chamomile plant is not particular about soil pH, it prefers a neutral range of between 5.6 and 7.5.  While the Roman chamomile plant prefers not too rich, organic soil. The German Chamomile plant does best with neutral pH (range of between 5.6 and 7.5).

Watering of plant:  The German chamomile plant does not actually require a great deal of water. It is strongly advice you allow plants to dry out somewhat between moderate watering. While the regular watering of Roman chamomile plant keeps the plants in bloom longer, although the plants are drought tolerant once they are established. In extremely hot climates the Roman chamomile plant appreciate being kept watered.

Fertilizer application: This plant does not actually need fertilizer. Chamomile plant is considered to be an invasive weed in some locations because the plant really grows so quickly without any particular need for feeding.

Pest control: A lot of insects actually stay clear from chamomile. Chamomile plant is even used as a cucumber pest deterrent. Although thrips and aphids can sometimes be a problem, you can wash them off the plant or treat them with insecticidal soap.

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