Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Mar 15, 2011, Lilithu from Springfield, TN wrote:
I've started the seeds inside & within just a few days I have hundreds of little seedlings! I just used Miracle grow seed starting mix & kept moist in my south facing window & they're going beserk. I know that they can be invasive & plan to check the USDA 'outlawed' plant list before putting them in the garden. I plan to sell most of them & give some away as gifts
On May 2, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
An herbal medicine cabinet must. We grow it with yarrow in a wide, bricked off area where it can be evasive, but this one is the least offensive. About a dozen plants are barely enough to dry for the winter for tummy tea.
On Jul 11, 2004, la_raspberry from Rosalia, WA wrote:
It is said this plant is also known as the Physician Plant as it will enhance the growth of those plants growing next to it.
This was my first year with German Chamomile, has grown to about 3 feet tall in sandy loam full sun, and the blooms keep coming if flowers are routinely harvested. I have 6 plants and have harvested at least 4 times. Ferny foliage is quite attractive and the blooms eye catching....at first my neighbor thought I was growing pineapple weed (which by the way is a nice tea!) as it resembles the weed when not in flower and is also a prolific weed in our area.
On Nov 2, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
If you’re interested in a tea garden this is a favorite and easy to grow. Chamomile tea soothes tummy upsets and calms the nerves. Isn’t it what Peter Rabbit’s mother gave him? Plants have nice feathery foliage and flowers resemble tiny white daisies with large yellow centers. They have an apple like fragrance and taste. If you diligently harvest the flowers they’ll continue producing. They can be directly seeded in the garden in a lean, dry sunny spot. They’ll reseed on their own and you’ll have volunteers coming the following spring.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Auburn, Alabama Wedowee, Alabama Big Delta, Alaska Phoenix, Arizona Amesti, California Davis, California Menifee, California Merced, California San Diego, California De Bary, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Keystone Heights, Florida Rockledge, Florida Kalona, Iowa Sioux City, Iowa Parkway Village, Kentucky Cresaptown-bel Air, Maryland Henderson, Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada West Kill, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Flat Rock, North Carolina Waynesville, North Carolina Antioch, Ohio Williamsburg, Ohio Hulbert, Oklahoma Laflin, Pennsylvania Coopertown, Tennessee Abilene, Texas Wytheville, Virginia Rosalia, Washington Huntington, West Virginia Lake Lac La Belle, Wisconsin Wind Point, Wisconsin