German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) has tiny white daisy-like blooms on spindly stems. Height & Spread: 30cm. Sun loving, Vegetable protector
- used to calm frayed nerves, help in soothing various stomach problems, reduce muscle spasms, and to treat several skin conditions.
- The leaves and flowers are both edible (the flowers have a slight apple taste). Both can be tossed into a salad or a mug to make a fresh herbal tea.
- A heavenly smelling carpet of flowers will be buzzing with delighted honeybees and hoverflies while repelling mosquitoes and flies. Very efficient at accumulating calcium, potassium and sulphur, chamomile will release these nutrients back into the soil.