Roman Chamomile ~ Chamaemelum nobile
AKA; English Chamomile, True chamomile, Lawn chamomile, Chamomilla nobile,
You can get quite inventive with Roman chamomile.. Once you’ve treaded on this plant and its sweet apple aroma hits your nostrils you start imagining of garden seats cushioned by Roman chamomile, beds so you can lie in it, getting pavers just so you can fill the gaps with chamomile, whole LAWNS of chamomile!!! Or maybe it’s just me! 🌿All my plants are grown organically.
As a side note, I don’t sell the non flowering lawn chamomile (Chamomilla nobile ‘Treneague‘). As it doesn’t produce seed it must be propagated from plant stock. So far I haven’t found any in NZ, doesn’t mean it’s not out there somewhere though…
Roman Chamomile plants for sale in NZ
- Price; $6.00
- Size; 9cm pot with several plants, grows to 300mm (if allowed to flower)
- Growth Type; Expanding clump herb, ground cover
Growing Roman Chamomile
- Climate; Any
- Exposure; Full sun to partial shade
- Soil; Any
- Tips; Mow to keep neat. The flowers are lovely and can be used the same as German Chamomile but the taste isn’t quite as pleasant. As a fair warning too, if you do allow it to flower your ground cover will become straggly and patchy.
Using Roman Chamomile
- Parts used; Flowers
- Medicinal actions and uses; Anti-spasmodic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, vulnerary, aromatic, bitter, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, sedative, tonic. Roman chamomile is mostly used in its essential oil form.
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Disclaimer; The content on this website is not intended as a medical reference but as a source of information. I, SandRa Timmins (she), am not a qualified herbalist and recommend you see your GP or holistic practitioner before dabbling in herbal remedies especially for; serious/chronic conditions, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are already taking pharmaceuticals. Treat herbal remedies with respect, they can be powerful.