USDA Zones: 4 - 9 (& reseeds itself easily)
Bloom Season:Mid Summer - Early Fall
Bloom Color: Evergreen leaves & white flowers with yellow centers
Environment:Full Sun to Part Shade
SOIL& WATER PREFERENCES: Average
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
The word “chamomile” comes from the Greek words for “earth apple,” referring to its pleasant scent reminiscent of apples. Though an ancient plant, Roman Chamomile received its name from a 19th century English botanist who discovered it growing wild in the Colosseum. Of the two most common types of chamomile, the Roman variety has a stronger and slightly more bitter flavor; most chamomile tea and herbal medicine contain the German type, while chamomile essential oil usually contains the Roman type. When distilled, the oil of Roman chamomile can be used topically to reduce swelling, infection, or inflammation. Because of its apple-like scent when trodden underfoot, this plant often acts as a ground cover or lawn substitute; traditional chamomile lawns can still be found in England, most notably at Buckingham Palace.