Roman chamomile grow and care – bush of the genus Chamaemelum also known as Chamomile or Chamaemelum nobile, Roman chamomile perennial evergreen plant grow as edible plant and also used as ornamental for the flowers and it’s medical and fragrant, possible to grow as ground cover plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-9 and with the right care in hardiness zone 10a.
Flower edible the color white the inner part is yellow
Roman chamomile leaves
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.
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How to grow Roman 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 / Vegetative reproduction by cutting
How to propagate by cutting:
Propagating by cutting better peat soil but possible other soil like potting mix, take care to have moist soil and high humidity, better to start in greenhouse in the spring and use root growth hormone.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but possible, it’s not hard to start by seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive
Spring in hardiness zone 4-6, spring to summer in hardiness zone 7-9, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10a
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
All season but better in the winter
How to prune:
Dead flower head and dead parts
Size of the plant?
15-30 cm, 6-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow 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 and when growing as perennial need to switch the soil every few years.
General information about the flower:
Flowers edible the color white the inner part is yellow
Pollination is done by:
Bees and attract pollinators
Uses of Roman chamomile flowers:
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant established, can be cut with the stems
Information about leaves:
Narrow leaf 0.2 mm wide 1-2 cm long that grow in pinnate structure
Uses of Roman chamomile leaves:
How to grow Roman chamomile from seeds
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
Spring in hardiness zone 4-6, spring to summer in hardiness zone 7-9, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10a and better to sow it in the temperatures
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
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
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
Categories of growing
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Evergreen, Herbaceous, Perennial plant, Succulent
Plant Uses: Edible plants, Fragrance, Medical uses, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Regularly water, Small amounts of water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental parts: Ornamental flower, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Summer flowers
Flower colors: White flower
Harvest Season: Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest, Winter harvest
Edible Parts: Edible flowers, Edible leaves
Culinary uses: Beverage