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This ancient herb of western and northern Europe remains a popular and useful plant in kitchen and ornamental gardens today. The single-flowered Chamomile has been considered the most potent medicinal form since the thirteenth century, and was also recommended as a turfing plant, especially in Britain where it tends to escape into lawns naturally. John Gerard in his 1633 Herbal, described the single form as the Common "Cammomill" with white petals around the yellow "thrums." It was grown in American gardens by the seventeenth century and Jefferson listed Chamomile as a kitchen garden herb in 1794.
Growth Type:Herbaceous Perennial Herb
Hardiness Zones:Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6
Location at Monticello:Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions:Full Sun
Blooming History:2007 May 29 to 2007 Jul 202010 May 24 to 2010 Sep 14