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Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) is a beautiful little white flowering perennial plant that has a wide variety of uses. The plant is a lovely ground cover for herb gardens, cottage gardens or even as a lawn substitute. The flowers are able to be dried and made into a delicious tasting herbal tea.


How to grow chamomile in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun to light shade and prepare the planting area well by digging in compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Sow Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) seeds in the prepared bed, cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and water well. 
  3. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  4. Once the seedlings are at least 5 cm, mulch with an organic mulch such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

     
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How to grow chamomile in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun to light shade.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  3. Sow Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) seeds directly into the pot and cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix.
  4. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  5. Once the seedlings have grown at least 5 cm, place a light layer of organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw around the base of the plant.
  6. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Yates varieties

Chamomile

Pretty daisy flowers on a low-growing plant with ferny foilage.


Growing tips

  • Pick, dry and infuse flower heads in hot water to make a delicious, therapeutic tea.
  • Can be used as a lawn substitute in light traffic areas.
  • If grown as a lawn substitute, encourage plants to spread sideways by mowing the area on a high setting.

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