Matricaria chamomilla, syn. Matricaria recutita
BODEGOLD GERMAN Chamomile
Bodegold is an improved German Chamomile strain with high essential oil content (.9%), and high levels of the medicinal compounds bisabolol, and chamazulene. White blossoms with yellow centers are sweet and easy to pick. Scientific research indicates German Chamomile tea stimulates immune system's infection fighting cells. Tea also shows evidence of aiding digestion, soothing frayed nerves. A summer blooming annual, it grows to 2-feet tall. Packet is ¼ gram, about 1,200 seeds.
How to Plant German Chamomile Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Light aids germination, which occurs in 10-14 days when kept at 70°F. Can be direct sown into prepared seed beds in rows. Thin to groups of 3-4 plants, spaced 10-12 inches apart.
Growing chamomile: Full sun, tolerates poor soil. Usually self-sows.