Chamomile: Matricaria chamomilla
- Daisy like flowering plant
- Commonly used for Chamomile tea
- Lovely scented foliage ideal for windowsills and pots.
- Harvest: June-August on a dry morning
The plant is a hardy annual with feathery leaves said to be apple scented. It grows to between 20-30cm tall. The flowers are daisy like with white petals around a yellow conical middle.
Sow: March to May - sprinkle seeds in good organic seed compost in a fully sunny spot. Thin if necessary to 8-10 cm apart. Keep watered initially if the weather is very dry.
Grow: Prefers a sunny well drained spot. Keep medium moist, don't overwater.
Harvest: June to August. Cut the flowers when they are fully open, on a dry morning. This is to maximise the volatile essence in the flower.