An apple scented low growing perennial, the flowers, though not quite as sweet, are used medicinally in much the same way as German chamomile.
- Aromatic herb
- Relaxing and sedative properties
- Low growing ground cover
- Easy to grow
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: June - September
An easy perennial which can be successfully either in the ground or in pots. In a sunny spot (South facing) the fragrance of the chamomile will be enhanced and more flowers will be produced. It gradually creeps to form a mat of low growing leaves year-round and can be split to provide plantlets for other areas. If you don't use the flowers for tea, the seed can be saved once ripe and sown the following year.
The warm sweet flowers of chamomile are relaxing and calming to the mind and body and tradition sees its use for both emotional irritability and skin irritation.
The essential oil is distilled from the flowers are added to a variety of skin preparations like soaps, creams and balms.
Aromatherapists use it in blends to for the skin and to aid relaxation.
A herbal infusion of the fresh or dried flowers is traditionally taken to unwind, aid sleep and is carminative to the digestion.
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.