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Sweet Cicely

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$4.00 - $4.00
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Myrrhis odorata – Grows up to 3' with aromatic fern-like leaves and white flowers. The roots are sweet and can be used as a vegetable. Flowers and leaves for tea or salad or to sweeten desserts. The seeds are eaten like candy. Digestive ally. Seeds require cold/moist stratification before sowing. They prefer to grow in rich moist soil, full sun to part shade. Perennial; once established they'll grow for many years.  20+ seeds

-Grown by Blackbird Hollow (North Mountain, NS)

Growing Info
Stratification 60 days cold/moist treatment. Mix seeds with damp substrate (fine sand or vermiculite) and keep in the fridge. Alternatively, can be direct sown in fall
Sowing After stratification, sow seeds indoors mid-spring (I plant mine early April)
Transplant outdoors After the risk of frost
Spacing 18-24" between plants
Soil requirements Moist soil is ideal, as long as it's well drained (no standing water). But they're adapted to a range of soil types, typical garden soil is fine
Harvest Leaves, stems and seeds can be picked throughout the growing season. Flowers usually begin their 2nd year
Light Full sun to part shade
Life cycle Perennial
Cold hardiness Zone 3