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Roman Chamomile

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

Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile is nowhere near as prolific as German chamomile, but it still produces fragrant flowers that you can use in tea or potpourri—just not nearly as many as German chamomile. Roman chamomile grows closer to the ground: about 4 to 8 inches high with a spread of 6 to 12 inches. Roman chamomile is often used as a filler between paving stones or even as a grass replacement. It likes full sun and can tolerate less-than-perfect soil. It will spread, so keep that in mind when you’re planning your plantings.


  • Perennial
  • Likes full sun
  • Tolerates poor soil
  • Days to maturity: 120 (start seeds indoors early)
  • Use in tea, potpourri, hair rinses

Have you tried growing Roman chamomile? How do you use it? Please tell us your experiences growing Roman chamomile.


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