Chamomile

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Common name : Chamomile
Scientific name : Chamaemelum nobile
Family : Asteraceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Medicinal
Medicinal
Chamaemelum nobile - chamomile or also spelled camomile - is a flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae, found wild in dry fields in Europe and North America, and grown in gardens. It is a low perennial plant growing to 15-30 cm, with alternate leaves, daisy-like white flowers and procumbent stems.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 15 - 30
pH 7

Identify my chamomile

Perennial of the family Asteraceae, chamomile rarely exceeds 45 cm, and carries yellow flower heads surrounded by white radiant florets. The leaves are alternate, pinnate, feathery. The foliage gives off an apple odor when it is wrinkled. Confusion possible! The other two chamomiles are: Tanacetum parthenium, which has pinnate leaves - the leaflets are well separated - and not pennatised. The chamomile matricaria, Matricaria recutita, is an annual one with only one erect stem.

Plant my chamomile

In opensoil or pot, chamomile requires above all a light soil, moderately humid, a little sandy, well drained, and to be in the sun, without too much wind. Plant it in the spring or fall, every 15-25 cm.

Water my chamomile

Chamomile does not have much water requirements: in pots, water once a week if it hasn't rained. In open soil, watering is really not necessary except in case of intense drought!

Mulch my chamomile

Mulch after the winter, in a thin layer because chamomile does not need a lot of water.

Reap my chamomile

Chamomile is harvested at the beginning of flowering, when the petals are not wide open. Take out the flower heads, and air dry them before storing. Drink in infusion.

Propagate my chamomile

The best way to get new feet is division! Divide the tufts in the spring with a clean sharp spade, hop, and replant!

Prune my chamomile

Regularly trim turf cultivars such as 'Treneague' to densify them.

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