Even if you never plan to pick it, German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is a lovely annual to have around as a fragrant filler in beds and borders, with a bounty of small, daisy-form, summer flowers and lacy, bright green leaves on upright, bushy plants. While you have it, though, consider clipping off at least some of the fully open flowers for use as a soothing herbal tea, either fresh or dried.
‘Zloty Lan’ is a Polish strain that is more vigorous than the species, usually reaching 1 to 2 feet tall, with a higher content of essential oil. Apparently some people find the flavor to be different from the usual German chamomile. I didn’t notice a difference, but that may be because I usually combine it with other herbs in tea. Annual. Full sun.
2020 supply sold out. Fresh seed should be available in July 2021. At least 30 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.