Marin Master Gardeners
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Chamomile: easy to grow and makes a nice cup of tea

Chamomile

Chamomile is an annual herb that grows 2' tall and 1'-1.5' wide, overflowing with fragrant flowers all summer long. Leaves are very thin, finely cut, green, aromatic and sparse along the stems. The attractive flowers look like daisies, with yellow centers and white rays – a cheery sight to behold on warm summer days. This plant prefers full sun and average soil. Snip for a sweet kitchen table bouquet or dry and use for a steaming cup of tea. Chamomile is very easy to grow from seed. Sow in spring in beds or containers for a low-effort addition to cottage gardens, meadows, Mediterranean gardens, and woodland settings.


By Marie Narlock

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