|Mature height:||90cm (3ft)|
|Mature spread:||90cm (3ft)|
|Ideal pH range:||5.5 to 6.5|
|Sow depth:||½cm (¼in)|
|Sow spacing:||45cm (18in)|
|Growing plant spacing:||60cm (2ft)|
Cicely or Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) is a plant belonging to the family Apiaceae, native to Central Europe; it is the sole species in the genus Myrrhis. It is a tall herbaceous perennial plant, growing to 2 m tall. The leaves are finely divided, feathery, up to 50cm (20in) long.
Sweet cicely grows better in partial shade than a sunny spot. Sweet cicely spreads by scattering its seeds. Be aware that it can be extremely invasive. Find a place to plant it that it can be somewhat alone.
Make certain that the soil has been adequately turned. Add fertilizer and humus to the soil.
Scatter the seeds as a surface planting and mix with a time released fertilizer. Sweet cicely likes the light for germination, but usually requires a few months of cold and a good frost first.
Transplant the sweet cicely to 2 feet apart in the spring.
Keep it moist throughout the growing season.
Harvest anytime for use. Oils are at their most concentrated when plants are budding.
- Full troubles list: Apiaceae troubles
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