Roman chamomile is the perennial counterpart to the more common German chamomile, which is an annual. In comparison, Roman chamomile is more of a low growing groundcover with slightly less flowering. You can make a calming herbal tea from the flowers just like with German chamomile, but the flowers of Roman chamomile have a distinct apple-like scent. It's a great plant to use as a thick groundcover in a perennial planting.
Perennial Zones 4-9
Fertile, well-draining, sandy loam soil
Full sun to partial shade
Transplant to the garden in spring or early fall.
Days to Maturity
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