Chamisso Arnica
Chamisso Arnica
Chamisso Arnica


Chamisso arnica is a flowering perennial native to western North America, naturalized in parts of Europe. It can be found in forest edges, moist meadows, and rocky areas; spreading by seed and underground rhizomes. The plant somewhat resembles a small sunflower. Blooms appear in early summer, boasting attractive bright yellow disk flowers surrounded by showy ray petals. Flowering occurs through the summer, attracting bees and butterflies. The flower is used in gardens and does well in high ph, calcareous soils under full sun. Arnicas are commonly used medicinally as a topical oil, poultice, or a cream remedy. Used to treat injuries and insect bites on the skins surface. It Can also be used for muscle aches, pain, rheumatic arthritis, muscular inflammation, and to promote blood circulation to injured areas.

Growing From Seed

Growing from seed is one of the most economical and satisfying ways to build a native plant garden. The table shows brief planting instructions, including how long and what kind of stratification this plant needs. For further information on stratification and seed preparation please refer to our article: Preparing To Grow Wild Plant Seeds

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Growing From Plants

Seedlings are a more economical option than established plants and an easier start than growing from seed. Our plants are shipped in soil blocks or plug trays. Plants do surprizingly well in the mail but need special care upon arrival. Please see Planting Mail Order Seedlings for information on how to plant and care for seedlings.


We currently ship within the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, and it usually takes 2-5 business days in the mail once shipped. Seeds ship year-round. Plants are generally available from May to September and can be reserved during off season; Shipping costs are calculated during checkout. Seed orders over $100 ship free! See Shipping for more details.