Growing Chamomile

How to grow Chamomile

Sunflower Family

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.