German chamomile grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Matricaria also known as Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla, German chamomile annual plant and grow as edible plant also used as ornamental for the flowers and the plant medical plant and fragrant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10 and with the right care in hardiness zone 11.

German chamomile leaves flowers

Leaves edible the shape narrow 0.2mm wide 1-2 cm long that grow in pinnate structure, the stem is also can be used for beverage.

Flower edible the color white the inner part is yellow.

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How to grow German chamomile – growing and care:

Heavy soil, moist soil especially when the plant young

How to care:
Add fertilizer and mulch when the plant young

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, easy to start by seeds and the plant reseed itself

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 4-10a, autumn to winter in hardiness 10b-11

How to plant:
Planting in bigger hole than the root ball add fertilizer and organic matter, put water in the week at least once a day and need moist soil and put some mulch

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites, powdery mildew, mealy bug, thrips

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead flower head

Size of the plant?
10-50 cm, 4-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with container that bigger than the plant at least 200%, size of the container 2.5-7L (0.5-1.5 gallons), use potting mix or peat soil with perlite and mix it with humus and organic matter, use chopped mulch to keep the soil moist when the plant, let the bottom of the pot fill in water but dry in the same day, drainage of the soil is important and need to make enough holes.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer /rarely in the autumn

General information about the flower:
Flower edible the color white the inner part is yellow

Pollination is done by:
Bees and attract pollinators

Uses of German chamomile flowers:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant established, can be cut with the stems

Information about leaves:
Narrow leaf 0.2mm wide 1-2 cm long that grow in pinnate structure

Uses of German chamomile leaves:
Beverage, medical, herb

How to grow German chamomile from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Moist soil, humidity, temperature 5-20C (41-68F)

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place and better to keep the seeds in refrigerator

Sowing season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 4-10a, autumn to winter in hardiness 10b-11

How to plant:
When planting need that the seeds will get big amount of water and even to soak them in water for few hours and then plant them in moist soil

Planting spacing:
Depend the size of the plant 10*10cm (4*4 inches) or 15*20cm (6*8 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1cm, 0.25-0.5 inches

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
7-14 days

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, full sun, better above 5C (41F)

Do the seeds require burying?
No, but in order to germinate better to keep in temperature of 5-10C (41-50F) few days before germination

Scientific name:

Matricaria chamomilla

Alternatrive names: Hungarian chamomile, Wild chamomile, Blue chamomile, Scented mayweed, chamomile plant, Matricaria recutita


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
Flower colors
  • White flower
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Fragrance
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9