This plant has tiny aromatic leaves and single daisy-like flowers, with yellow discs and creamy white petals. Popularly used as a calming, stress relieving tea, chamomile is said to assist digestion and is popularly used in teas.
Scientific Name: Matricaria chamomilla L.
Plant Life Cycle: perennial widely cultivated as annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 19 °C
Germination time in days: 10-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 70 days
Sunlight: Full Sun or light shade
Soil requirement: Sandy well drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly outdoors after last chance of frost has passed from May to August into well prepared soil in a sunny spot when temperatures reach around 16-18C. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1 cm deep and 38 cm apart.