Chamomile – German
Matricaria recutia

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 18-30"

General: Upright rounded mound of attractive fern-like foliage topped with small white blooms. German Chamomile is a prolific bloomer. Great for tea! It performs best in a moist, well-drained soil and plenty of bright sunlight.

Culinary Uses: Most commonly used in teas. After drying the leaves, place in a cheese cloth or tea bag for a calming brew. Chamomile can also be added fresh or dried to any dish you choose. This herb pairs nicely with lavender.

Medicinal Uses: Contains significant levels of manganese. This plant has a long history as a medicinal herb, it can be effective in reducing anxiety, assisting with sleep disorders, calming upset stomachs, and soothing hemorrhoids.

Ornamental Uses: This plant posses green stems with beautiful little white flowers that give off an "apple-like" scent.

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