The flowers of this well-known hardy annual herb are used extensively in herbal teas and preparations for medicinal use. It is a gentle soothing herb.
- Relaxing and sedative properties
- Easy to grow
- Self-seeds in the garden
Chamomile is commonly known by different words all over the world and has been used since 500BC. It came into widespread use during the medieval ages and was extensively prescribed by doctors during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is still very popular today and an easy medicinal plant to grow.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White petals with orange centre
- Flowering period: May - September
This wonderfully hardy annual herb grows and quickly and produces a profusion of flowers over the summer. It isn’t too fussy with soils, but does want to be grown in a sunny position. It can become a little straggly but that is part of its charm, and it looks good in both the garden and containers. Continually harvesting the flowers will keep it producing more and any that are left will quickly ripen and self-seed; these of course can be collected and re-sown the following year.
There is good reason for the popularity of chamomile, the fresh and dried flowers make a pleasant sweet smelling infusion, which is safe and beneficial for all, but especially children.
The herb helps to relax and calm the stomach, nervous system and soothes irritability.
It is also good at calming redness, inflammation and irritation of the skin and is famously found in many skin preparations.
It is easy to prepare infusions in the kitchen for footbaths, baths, infused oils and lip balms.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.