Growing Chamomile

Plant chamomile in well-drained, slightly sandy soil in a sunny location (6 hours of morning and early afternoon sun). Chamomile tolerates some later afternoon shade, especially in hot weather.

Cut back the chamomile after a flush of flowers or if the plants develop weak or leggy stems to four inches from the ground. This will force a flush of growth and encourage stem branching and the production of flower buds.

Like most herbs, chamomile grows best when not fussed over. Chamomile is drought tolerant, so it needs to be watered only in times of prolonged drought.

Cut back the entire plant to the ground after it dies back naturally in late fall.

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