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Chamaemelum nobile

common chamomile

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

Other common names
chamomile
corn chamomile
see moredog's chamomile
German chamomile
ground apple
lawn chamomile
pellitory of Spain
Roman chamomile
Scotch chamomile
St Anne's flower
sweet chamomile
wild chamomile
Synonyms
Anthemis nobilis
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W Europe

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
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Trim regularly

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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