Herbs > Chamomile (Lawn) Herb

Information on, uses of and how to grow chamomile (lawn):

Chamaemelum nobile.


Popular since early Egyptian times. A strewing herb used historically in Arabia for its essential oils.

Growing pattern

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How to grow
Grow from seed. Start in seed boxes and plant the seedlings out 4 inches apart. When they start to grow cut them back to 15cm to encourage growth. As a lawn chamomile seldom needs cutting and is beautifully fragrant.

Soil condition/position
Plant in fertile, well-drained, light soil 45cm apart for ordinary plants and 15cm apart if you are making a lawn. Needs watering well in dry periods.

Delicate, low growing, ferny leaved plant.

Used for many years to make scented lawns. The essential oils will revive cut flowers.

See also Chamomile Dyers and Chamomile Matricaria

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