Sweet Cicely

Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) is a European perennial carrot family plant that produces fern-like licorice-fennel flavored foliage. Leaves are edible and make a really wonderful tea. Also known as Garden Myrrh or Sweet Chervil.

Seeds have a long germination period and require cold stratification. Expect six weeks for germination and approximately 120 days and beyond for harvestable foliage. Mature plants can be propagated by root divisions.

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Size: Packet: 20 seeds (0.8 gram)

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Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) is a European perennial carrot family plant that produces fern-like licorice-fennel flavored foliage. Leaves are edible and make a really wonderful tea. Also known as Garden Myrrh or Sweet Chervil.

Seeds have a long germination period and require cold stratification. Expect six weeks for germination and approximately 120 days and beyond for harvestable foliage. Mature plants can be propagated by root divisions.

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Common Name:
Sweet Cicely
Scientific Name:
Myrrhis odorata
Description:
Perennial carrot family plant with strongly flavored licorice-anise foliage. Also called Garden Myrrh.
Plant Lifespan:
Perennial
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 3a (-40 to -35)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Mid-Winter
Seeding Depth:
1/2 in.
Days to Sprout:
6-8 weeks
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
4-6 Week Cold Stratification Period + 65-75F
Plant Spacing:
18-4 in.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
120

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