Roman Chamomile Seeds
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 6 - 12 inches
Bloom Season: Spring and summer
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Color: White
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Foot Traffic: Light
Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow seed, cover lightly with peat moss
Sowing Rate: Approximately 5,000 seeds covers 100 square feet
Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist, but not wet until germination
Spacing: 6 inches
Care & Maintenance: Chamomile - Roman
Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) - Chamomile seeds produce a thick, evergreen perennial herb plant that is very versatile and lovely. Roman Chamomile forms a 6 inch mat of sweetly scented, parsley-like, bright green foliage, and it produces tiny, white and yellow daisy-like blooms in the late spring. An herbal flowering carpet comes to life!
Easily grown from Roman Chamomile seeds, this herbal carpet can even be used as a lawn substitute. This species is grown for the famous British Chamomile lawns.
Chamomile seed | roman
How to grow
How To Grow Roman Chamomile From Seed: Sow Roman Chamomile seeds in spring after danger of frost in a weed-free prepared seedbed. Sow the herb seeds on the surface of the soil and lightly cover with peat moss. Keep the seeds moist until germination occurs.
Roman Chamomile plants may deteriorate in very cold or wet winters, but they will most likely recover. Harvest chamomile flowers when they are first fully opened. Use them fresh or freeze them for later use. Another benefit is that the flowers are used in herbal teas and are said to have medicinal properties.
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 5,000 seeds covers 100 square feet
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts honeybees and birds
- Depth: Surface sow, cover lightly with peat moss
Roman Chamomile holds soil in place even on slopes, it spreads to fill in gaps, and it blocks out most weeds. It can be mowed (after flowering and set the mower on the highest setting), and it tolerates light foot traffic. This ground cover is unique, aromatic, attractive and is well-suited for covering large areas and can be started by sowing the herb seeds.
- Height: 6 - 12 inches
- USDA Zones: 4 - 9
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes