Lawn Chamomile description:
Sometimes the flowering version of this plant is sold as Lawn Chamomile but that defeats the whole object of having a flat green lawn effect! (Roman Chamomile is our flowering version).
A bank top can be planted to make a Chamomile seat so that the fragrance is released when seating upon it.
Another idea is to use it as fragrant stepping stones, or plant between paving stones.
Plants must NOT come from seed and can only be propagated from cuttings – the variety name is ‘Treneague’.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a herb garden, front of a border or patio and is straightforward.
Buy herbs with confidence, because this is trouble free and easy.
Botanical name: Anthemis nobilis Treneague or Chamaemelum nobile Treneague.
Lawn Chamomile culinary uses:
None. (Chamomile tea is made from Roman Chamomile).
The best position in the garden:
Prefers sun, but will tolerate semi-shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space at the front of a border or along a pathway.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 5 cm.
Spread 70 cm.
Planting density – to make a Chamomile lawn:
This depends on how quickly you want it to completely cover the ground!
- Allow 2 plants per square metre for it to fill out in approximately 4 months.
- Allow 4 plants per square metre for it to fill out in approximately 3 months.
- Allow 16 plants per square metre for it to fill out in approximately 2 months.
- Allow up to 81 plants per square metre for a more immediate effect.
Purchase herbs, alpines, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.