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Organic German Chamomile

Organic German Chamomile

Fragrant, Natural Pest Deterrent

A beloved flower for centuries, boasts a rich history in folklore, herbal medicine, and horticulture. Its visual charm, ease of growth, and health benefits make it an ideal addition to any garden. With dainty white petals and a fragrant aroma, chamomile brings tranquility to outdoor spaces. This hardy plant requires minimal maintenance, serves as a natural pest repellent, and enhances overall garden health by attracting beneficial insects and improving soil quality.

Sustainably grown in 2.75" pots

Selecting the Right Location

German Chamomile thrives in full sun to partial shade, making it suitable for a wide range of garden environments. Choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Ensure that the soil is well-draining and loamy, with a pH level between 5.6 and 7.5. German Chamomile can also be grown in containers or raised beds if space is limited.

Planting German Chamomile

Plant German Chamomile starts when the soil temperature is around 50°F. Plant them at the same depth as they were in their containers. Water thoroughly after planting to help the roots establish in the soil.

Watering and Care

German Chamomile plants require regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during hot, dry weather. Water the plants at the base to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases. Avoid overwatering, as German Chamomile prefers slightly dry conditions. Mulching around the plants can help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.

Fertilizing

German Chamomile is a light feeder and does not require heavy fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. Alternatively, top-dressing with compost or organic matter can provide the necessary nutrients for optimal growth.

Pest and Disease Management

German Chamomile is relatively pest-resistant but may occasionally attract pests such as aphids, spider mites, or leafhoppers. Monitor your plants regularly for signs of pests and treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil if necessary. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases such as powdery mildew.

Harvesting German Chamomile

German Chamomile flowers can be harvested once they have fully opened and developed their characteristic white petals and yellow centers. To harvest, simply pinch or snip off the flower heads just below the base of the stem. You can harvest the flowers as needed throughout the growing season, typically from late spring to early fall.

Overwintering

German Chamomile is an annual plant, meaning it completes its life cycle within one growing season. However, it may self-seed and return the following year if allowed to go to seed at the end of the growing season. To overwinter German Chamomile, you can collect the seeds and store them in a cool, dry place until the following spring. Alternatively, you can allow the plants to self-seed and let the new seedlings emerge in the spring.

Growing German Chamomile is a rewarding experience that allows you to enjoy the soothing fragrance and medicinal benefits of this versatile herb. By following the tips and guidelines outlined in this guide, you can successfully cultivate German Chamomile in your garden or containers and enjoy its beauty and benefits throughout the growing season.

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Description

A beloved flower for centuries, boasts a rich history in folklore, herbal medicine, and horticulture. Its visual charm, ease of growth, and health benefits make it an ideal addition to any garden. With dainty white petals and a fragrant aroma, chamomile brings tranquility to outdoor spaces. This hardy plant requires minimal maintenance, serves as a natural pest repellent, and enhances overall garden health by attracting beneficial insects and improving soil quality.

Sustainably grown in 2.75" pots

Selecting the Right Location

German Chamomile thrives in full sun to partial shade, making it suitable for a wide range of garden environments. Choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Ensure that the soil is well-draining and loamy, with a pH level between 5.6 and 7.5. German Chamomile can also be grown in containers or raised beds if space is limited.

Planting German Chamomile

Plant German Chamomile starts when the soil temperature is around 50°F. Plant them at the same depth as they were in their containers. Water thoroughly after planting to help the roots establish in the soil.

Watering and Care

German Chamomile plants require regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during hot, dry weather. Water the plants at the base to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases. Avoid overwatering, as German Chamomile prefers slightly dry conditions. Mulching around the plants can help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.

Fertilizing

German Chamomile is a light feeder and does not require heavy fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. Alternatively, top-dressing with compost or organic matter can provide the necessary nutrients for optimal growth.

Pest and Disease Management

German Chamomile is relatively pest-resistant but may occasionally attract pests such as aphids, spider mites, or leafhoppers. Monitor your plants regularly for signs of pests and treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil if necessary. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases such as powdery mildew.

Harvesting German Chamomile

German Chamomile flowers can be harvested once they have fully opened and developed their characteristic white petals and yellow centers. To harvest, simply pinch or snip off the flower heads just below the base of the stem. You can harvest the flowers as needed throughout the growing season, typically from late spring to early fall.

Overwintering

German Chamomile is an annual plant, meaning it completes its life cycle within one growing season. However, it may self-seed and return the following year if allowed to go to seed at the end of the growing season. To overwinter German Chamomile, you can collect the seeds and store them in a cool, dry place until the following spring. Alternatively, you can allow the plants to self-seed and let the new seedlings emerge in the spring.

Growing German Chamomile is a rewarding experience that allows you to enjoy the soothing fragrance and medicinal benefits of this versatile herb. By following the tips and guidelines outlined in this guide, you can successfully cultivate German Chamomile in your garden or containers and enjoy its beauty and benefits throughout the growing season.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb

Dimensions: 6.0"L x 2.75"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Does Not Require Support
  • Good for Drying
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 9
Growth Habit : Upright
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Usage : Medicinal Plant
Planting Time : Spring
soil pH : 5.6 - 7.5
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Useful Plant Part : Flower

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Chamomile likes well-drained, poor to average soil with a PH of 5.6-7.5 Keep it watered but not soggy. 

Planting and Growing: Plant starts directly when the soil reaches 50F.

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest the flowers and foliage ideally early in the morning, when the flowers are just fully open. They can be used fresh, if desired, or hung to dry for storage and later use.

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We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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