The fragrant lawn chamomile is an undemanding ground cover because you can easily plant it. You can read here how it works.The lawn chamomile is hard-wearing
The fragrant lawn chamomile can form tightly closed areas with lush green, which is why public places and company forecourts like to use this type of easy-care greening. The hardy chamomile is also hard-wearing and has a long-lasting, white bloom in summer (June to September).
Special crop form: English chamomile
In addition to the so-called Roman lawn chamomile, an English lawn chamomile is now also available, which also thrives in partial shade without any problems. And this ground cover, which grows up to a maximum of 5 centimeters, is also much better suited for fragrant lawn greenery.
The disadvantage of this genus of plants is described, however, that it is only hardy to a limited extent, and then it is particularly difficult for the frosty waterlogging. However, you can counter this problem positively by forming a drainage inside the lawn cushions.
Sowing the chamomile
The pleasantly fragrant lawn chamomile prefers an absolutely sunny location and a nutrient-rich soil that is allowed to have plenty of moisture. Sowing should then take place directly on site and ideally in spring. The chamomile also grows without problems in late summer, after which it develops well in the following year. The plant then spreads out independently over several years.
The lawn chamomile is also well suited for growing in pots, which means that it can sometimes spread its scent to patios and balconies.
Caring for the chamomile
The lawn chamomile, often referred to as Roman chamomile, grows up to a maximum of 20 centimeters. Nevertheless, you should cut back the chamomile vigorously every year immediately after flowering. This pruning then sustainably promotes the dense growth of this perennial plant.
The lawn chamomile is not only used as a fragrant plant, but is also often used as a medicinal plant, among other things for digestive problems, toothache and earache.
Even if the lawn chamomile usually tolerates drought well, you should water the plant in the morning or in the evening, especially on hot summer days.
Fertilization of the scent pads is usually not even necessary. However, if necessary, you can apply a complete fertilizer once a year in spring.