Family: Asteraceae | Genus: MATRICARIA recutita
type : Annuals
sun exposure : Full Sun
water : Moderate Water
planting zones : US (Upper South) / Zone 6, MS (Middle South) / Zone 7, LS (Lower South) / Zone 8, CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
Plant Details

Formerly known as M. chamomilla. Native to Europe, western Asia; naturalized in North America. Aromatic plant grows to 2 feet tall and 112 feet wide, with finely cut, almost fernlike foliage. White-and-yellow daisy-type flowers to 1 inches wide bloom in summer. Grows easily in ordinary soil; sow seed in late winter or spring. Valued for its herbal use: dried flowers are used in making the familiar, fragrant chamomile tea.

M. 'White Stars' is often sold as a selection of Tanacetum parthenium; it has an extended row of white outer petals

  • Chamomile sold as a walk-on ground cover is Chamaemelum nobile (Anthemis nobilis).

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