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Roman Chamomile [Anthemis nobilis]

Roman Chamomile [Anthemis nobilis]

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The scented chamomile or carpet chamomile is a perennial ground-covering scented, tea and medicinal plant that originates from the Caucasus region, southeastern Europe and Iran. The robust species is fast-growing and spreads like a cushion over the ground in the first year after planting. It grows wild in sunny mountain meadows or on poor, stony to rocky soils. The plants are tread-resistant and drought-tolerant and can be planted in paving and slab joints. The evergreen leaves, which are divided into two very fine pinnacles, have an intense fruity aroma. Snails avoid this herb, which makes it particularly suitable as a protective border to keep snails away from beds. The many small daisy-like flowers bloom for a very long time and attract many insects. The plants contain more nutrients than conventional animal feed and support the animals' digestion.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 20 cm
Root type: Shallow roots, forming runners
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to -20 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, loamy, sandy, humus

pH value: 5.5 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-22 °C
Germination time: 5-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 30x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: 
Unfavorable mixed culture: 

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from February to October.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from March to June.

When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible chamomile leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Carpet chamomile prefers a sunny location with permeable humus and sandy loam soil. Prepare the soil with some seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The species avoids calcareous soils. The carpet chamomile can be divided every three to five years; the best time is before or after flowering in spring or autumn. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds or division of the rootstock.

Plant care
Cutting the herb back after flowering promotes more compact growth. Regular watering causes faster growth. Runners can be separated with a spade. Fertilization with plant manure in spring promotes the flowering period.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Anthemis nobilis
English names: Roman Chamomile
German names: Duftkamille, Teppichkamillle, Römische Kamille
Portuguese names: Camomila romana
Spanish names: Manzanilla romana
French names: Camomille romaine

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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