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Chamaemelum nobile

Roman chamomile

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow, white
  • Leaf ColourVerdant green

Description

Chamaemelum nobile (Roman chamomile). This is a low-growing herb. It will produce dark green oblong shaped leaves in rosettes. Once the plant has become established it can be mowed to encourage a bushier and more vigorous growth. It will make an excellent ground cover that is fragrant when crushed. Grow in full sun with moist well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W. Europe

Interest and use

Edging, ground cover, fragrance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need sun with well drained soil.

Propagation

From seed sown in spring or autumn, or from cuttings.

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