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About This Plant...
Family: Compositae
Genus and species: Chamaemelum nobile
Plant type: perennial
Height and width: 9 inches high; spreads readily
Location and soil: sun or partial shade; dry, sandy soil
Uses: flower heads in tea, cosmetics, potpourri, and sachet
Propagation methods: seeds, division, and cuttings
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 10 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6 inches
Spacing between rows: 6 inches
Growing On...
Harvest: pick flowers in the early morning for best flavor; spread blossoms on paper towels in an airy place to dry them until papery
Growing tips: makes a nice ground cover; self-sows readily

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