Chamomile plants are originally from Europe and western Asia, this aromatic plant has naturalized in much of North America. Chamomile, sometimes called German chamomile, grows 1 to 1 foot tall, with finely cut, almost fernlike foliage. White-and-yellow daisy-type flowers to 1 inch wide bloom in the summer. Dried flowers are used in making the familiar, fragrant chamomile tea! The scent is sweet with apple overtones.
Best Site: In a sunny location.
Pruning and training: Remove dead leaves.
Time to harvest: Harvest flowers in 6 to 8 weeks and on.
Harvest: Pick flowers in the morning. They can be used fresh or air-dried on a screen in a place that’s protected from direct sun, rain, and dust.