Roman chamomile has many of the same uses as the more popular German Chamomile. The visual differences are in size, growth rate, and growing style.
Roman Chamomile is of the low growing, creeper variety. Much like mint, it will take over the space it is in and the surrounding area. The plants I have are rated to Hardiness Zone 3-7, meaning they can handle as low as -40 degrees. As I am in the Southern Maryland area and still have it growing like wildfire, I can attest to its durability!
The picture on the left is from the day of planting, around Mother’s Say of 2013. Following the initial planting, we had a mild spring and a stifling summer. The picture on the right is from late January and after several rounds of negative degree weather and about a foot of snow the weeks prior.
The care I put into growing this herb was minimal. I truly only watered when I noticed the creepers looking wilted from the heat. Generally, you want to water well and allow the soil to dry between watering. Be certain that there is adequate drainage, as well.
I learned during the creating of this post that chamomile is part of the same family as ragweed (which also includes daisies and marigolds), so if you have allergies to those, you should avoid or handle with caution.