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Matricaria recutita

Sweet false chamomile

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.6m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite-yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Matricaria recutita (Sweet false chamomile). This annual produces leaves which are finely divided and light green, The flowers are white and daisy-like with golden centres, they are harvested when fully open then dried to make tea. Please note that ingestion of chamomile is not recommended for pregnant women.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Herb, fragrance, medicinal

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are very frost-hardy plants and will prefer well-drained, light sandy soil in full sun.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed.

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