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Chamaemelum nobile is often confused with:
Matricaria chamomilla Matricaria recutita
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Thymus vulgaris Thymus vulgaris
Dianthus chinensis Dianthus chinensis
Bellis perennis Bellis perennis pink and red flowers and leaves

Garden Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile

Previously known as:

  • Anthemis nobilis
Phonetic Spelling
kam-ay-MEL-um NO-bee-lay
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Use dried flowers for tea, potpourris, or herb pillows. This aromatic plant can be used in making soaps, shampoos and has a calming smell that is not too overpowering.  Drink no more than one cup of tea per day as it contains thuaone. Do not use if pregnant.

This delicate looking flower makes a wonderful edging for any border in your garden. It can be seen in fields, as it spreads to make a blanket effect, bringing its amazing aroma that is a delight to many.

Chamaemelum nobile can be used as a ground cover; however, this ground has a meandering spirit and is generally problem-free. Its roots are creeping and sturdy which allows it to spread and keep a firm foundation.

It blooms in the summer on those lazy, summer days and can even bloom into the fall.

Its blanket effect is a wonderful addition to your garden with the effect of a Victorian garden or a countryside walk. It indeed can be grown in a herb garden and makes a wonderful addition with its aromatic smell.

This plant needs 2-4 inches of space when planting to allow it to grow to its greatest potential.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#white#sun#full sun#partial shade#aromatic#playground#dried flowers#herb garden#fast growing#edging#fields#daisy-like#children's garden#tea#blanket#calming#victorian garden#groundcover#borders#pollinator plant#foot traffic tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#fragrant#white#sun#full sun#partial shade#aromatic#playground#dried flowers#herb garden#fast growing#edging#fields#daisy-like#children's garden#tea#blanket#calming#victorian garden#groundcover#borders#pollinator plant#foot traffic tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaemelum
    Species:
    nobile
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Use dried flowers for soothing tea, potpourris, or herb pillows. Chamomile has been used as a folk medicine remedy for many ailments.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, India and Western Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts bees, other insects and other pollinators. The foliage is aromatic when crushed.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Fragrance
    Wildlife Food Source
    Edibility:
    Use dried flowers for tea
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Ground Cover
    Herb
    Perennial
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    This plant has white daisy-looking flowers with a wonderful aroma/ herbal. It blooms in the summer on those lazy, summer days and can even bloom into the fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Edible Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Foot Traffic
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Contact dermatitis, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, allergic reactions. Long term use can lead to bleeding tendencies.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Volatile oil; bisabolol, chamazulene, anthemic acid, tannic acid
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves