• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Chamaemelum nobile

chamomile

  • Other common names chamomile
    common chamomile

    corn chamomile
    dog's chamomile
    German chamomile
    ground apple
    lawn chamomile
    pellitory of Spain
    Roman chamomile
    St Anne's flower
    Scotch chamomile
    sweet chamomile
    wild chamomile

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  • Synonyms Anthemis nobilis

  • Family Asteraceae

  • Genus Chamaemelum can be annuals or perennials, strongly aromatic, with finely dissected leaves and daisy-like flowerheads with white rays and yellow disk florets

  • Details C. nobile is a mat-forming perennial to 25cm in height, with finely divided, aromatic leaves and yellow-centred, white daisy-like flowers 1.5cm across

  • Plant range W Europe

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Fragrance Foliage

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H7

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow on any light well-drained soil in full sun. Trim plants regularly to encourage compact, dense growth

Propagation Propagate by seed. Division for non-flowering cultivars

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning Trim regularly

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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