Chamomile, Bodegold (Organic)

Matricaria recutita.

Bodegold is an improved German variety of chamomile with higher essential oil content, high yields, large flowers, and more uniform habit. The truly special trait of this variety is its delicious, sweet aroma that is significantly sweeter than other chamomile varieties. White petaled flowers have fragrant yellow centers. Chamomile is commonly used as a calming herbal tea and is said to stimulate the immune system. Flowers are ready to pick and dry any time, even after the petals have fallen off. Very attractive to pollinators. This is one of our favorite tea herbs. It should be in every garden. The compact plants grow 1-2′ and seeds are best direct sown, scattered on the soil surface. Strangely, chamomile seems to grow better in poor quality soil.

Packet ≈ 300 seeds

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Large Packet ≈ 1,000 seeds

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Geographical Origin

Scatter seeds on soil surface, or in greenhouse flats up to 6 weeks before last frost. Transplant or thin to 12” in all directions. Germination in 10 – 14 days. Seeds need light to germinate, and plants prefer full sun. Flowers are ready to pick & dry when petals have fallen off. Annual.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Shell by hand, winnow or screen to clean. Some cross-pollination may occur, isolate from varieties of the same species by 1/4 mile.

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  1. emeraldentropy

    All the seeds germinated and they smell divine

    emeraldentropy (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    The flowers have a stronger scent then any chamomile I’ve smelled. It smells like a very ripe apple and the foliage smells good too. The tea from these flowers is amazing. I tried growing chamomile seeds from another seller a few years ago and none of them germinated. So I sprinkled these tiny seeds across a tray of soil and put it under a light and didn’t expect many to sprout. I think they all germinated and after only 3 days at 75 degrees. I transplanted 50 of them into 4 inch pots and had to buy more grow lights. I gave a bunch away and planted the rest all over my property. None of the plants have died despite some neglect and the ones I planted first went through some light frosts. My plants in partial and mostly shaded spots are happiest. The ones in full sun aren’t as happy but still make flowers.

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