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Chamomile Care: Enhance the Beauty of Your Bouquets

Chamomile, with its cheerful, daisy-like flowers and delicate fragrance, adds a touch of sunshine and simplicity to any bouquet. Known for its calming properties, chamomile embodies relaxation and gentle beauty. Here's a guide from KS Flowers on how to maximize the lifespan of your chamomile bouquets, ensuring they fill your home with their sweet scent and charm for as long as possible.

Choosing the Freshest Chamomile

Your chamomile care journey begins with selecting a fresh and vibrant bouquet. Look for:
  • A Mix of Blooms & Buds: Choose chamomile with a mix of fully open flowers and buds for a longer display.
  • Vibrant White & Yellow: Opt for blooms with bright white petals and vivid yellow centres. Avoid any with browning or wilted petals.
  • Healthy Stems & Leaves: Look for sturdy, green stems and vibrant leaves. Avoid any with signs of wilting or yellowing.
Pro Tip: Always choose your chamomile from a reputable florist like KS Flowers, where the flowers receive expert handling and optimal freshness is guaranteed.

Chamomile Care at Home

  • Clean Vase: Thoroughly wash your vase with warm, soapy water to eliminate bacteria that can shorten flower lifespan.
  • Fresh Cut: Trim the stems at a 45-degree angle, removing about an inch off the bottom. This maximizes water absorption.
  • Hydration is Key: Fill your vase with cool, clean water.
  • Flower Food: Add flower food to the water to provide essential nutrients and help your chamomile last longer.
  • Cool Location: Keep your chamomile bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. They prefer a cool, slightly shaded spot.
  • Fragrance Note: Chamomile has a distinctive, slightly sweet and herbaceous scent that some people find quite strong.

Additional Tips for Chamomile

  • Change the Water Frequently: Chamomile is prone to releasing sap into the water. Change the water every day or two to prevent bacteria build-up.
  • Recur the Stems: Periodically re-trim the stems at an angle to maintain optimal water uptake.
  • Enjoy the Short Beauty: Chamomile has a shorter vase life than some flowers. Embrace its ephemeral charm and the gentle scent it brings to your space.

Enjoy Your Beautiful Chamomile!

With proper care, your chamomile bouquet can bring a touch of sunshine and a sweet fragrance into your home for several days.

Delivery Options for Your Perfect Bouquet

Whether you're in the Northampton area or across the UK, KS Flowers has you covered. We offer local Northampton delivery to ensure your chrysanthemums arrive at their freshest. Need your bouquet shipped nationwide? We provide reliable and careful delivery options across the country.

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The History of Chamomile

  • Ancient Reverence: Chamomile was one of the most highly valued medicinal herbs in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It was used to treat ailments ranging from fevers to skin conditions.
  • "Ground Apple": Its name comes from the Greek "chamomaela" meaning "ground apple," reflecting its sweet, apple-like scent and its tendency to grow low to the ground.
  • Medieval Europe: Chamomile remained a popular remedy throughout the Middle Ages and was often planted in monastery gardens for its healing properties.
  • Modern-Day Uses: While still beloved for its calming effects in teas and aromatherapy, chamomile is also used in cosmetics and hair care products.

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Chamomile

  • Sleepy-Time Favourite: Chamomile is one of the most popular ingredients in herbal teas designed to promote relaxation and aid sleep.
  • More Than One Kind: While common chamomile is the most well-known, there's also Roman chamomile, a low-growing variety sometimes used for lawns.
  • Symbol of Humility: In the Victorian language of flowers, chamomile represented humility and patience, reflecting its simple beauty and traditional uses.
  • Natural Dye: Dried chamomile flowers can be used to create a soft yellow dye for fabrics and crafts.

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