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German Chamomile

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of German Chamomile, one of two Plant Profiles featured in our Chamomile Collection.

German Chamomile

German Chamomile

German chamomile is the more popular of the two species of chamomile. It produces far more flowers than its Roman chamomile counterpart. It grows to a height of 24 to 36 inches, with a spread of 12 to 14 inches, and produces flowers all summer long. Harvest flowers throughout the season but leave the last flowers of the season on the plant. The flowers will go to seed, setting the stage for the next season’s crop.


  • Self-seeding annual
  • Likes full sun
  • Days to maturity: 90 to 120 (sow seedlings indoors to get a head start)
  • Use flowers in tea, potpourri, hair rinses

Do you grow German chamomile? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious, fragrant harvest.


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