German Chamomile, also known as Common Chamomile, is a fragrant herb that releases a sweet scent in the garden. It's flowers are white, while it's centers are golden yellow. German Chamomile blooms through the summer months, when the temperatures are warm. Each plant grows to a mature height of roughly 12 to 20 inches tall, making them taller than it's relative, Roman Chamomile.
The sweet scent of German Chamomile is known to attract all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and hummingbirds as well. They are popularly grown in flower beds, along borders, in pots & containers and in insectaries and butterfly gardens as well. The one inch flower heads are popularly used in many herbal teas and can also be enjoyed as a decorative, edible addition to salads as well.
Categorized as an annual flowering herb, German Chamomile will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds. They will flower through the warm, summer months, later wilting with the first killing frost. The plants can regrow the following year if it's seeds fall to the bare ground beneath. You can also collect the seeds from spent flower heads, at the end of the growing season.