German Chamomile
German ChamomilePacket: ~1,000 seeds (0.1 gram) More info626 available
Chamomile (Matricaria recuita) is well-known herb, and this the classic variety so commonly found in tea blends. A very easy to grow that's not picky about soil and nutrient requirements; it makes a beautiful addition to any garden. Harvest the blossoms by hand or invest in a chamomile rake to make larger harvests more feasible. The foliage can also be used in tea. This plant also makes a lovely, pollinator-attracting plant in the garden. Chamomile readily reseeds once the plants have finished flowering. Plant it once and will come up in the same spot year after year. 75 days. Re-seeding Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Roman Chamomile
Roman ChamomilePacket: ~1,000 seeds (0.1 gram) More info
Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is a low-growing, herbaceous perennial commonly grown as a ground cover in permaculture systems. The species has a similar use to the more common annual German chamomile - the blossoms can be used fresh or dried as a calming tea - but the Roman variety yields blossoms that are denser and more pronounced than the German variety. The Roman flowers are also less saccharine smelling than the German variety, having an almost skunky-aroma. The blossoms can be harvested with a chamomile rake, but is a bit more difficult because of the density of the flowers. Expect lots of green, chamomile-scented matted foliage prior to flowering in early summer. We started ours in late summer and got blooms the following May. Spring-sown seeds will likely flower sooner. A gourmet chamomile that is a must-have for the perennial herb grower! 65 days. Perennial. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.