Annual. What could be more soothing than curling up at bedtime with a good book and a cup of chamomile tea made from flowers fresh from your garden? The flowers can also be dried for floral arrangements, pressed for crafts, or woven into charming wreaths, and their edible petals can be tossed into salads. In the vegetable garden, chamomile is said to enhance the growth of cucumbers and onions, and attracts beneficial insects. Drought tolerant. Self-sows in ideal conditions.