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Type: Herb
Seed #: 173
Common Name: Sweet Cicely
Latin Name: Myrrhis Odorata
Variety: Herbaceous Perennial
Colour: Herb
Temperature: 10C - 15C (50F - 59F) (Zone 3)
Blooms: 90 days
Site: Full Sun/Part Shade
Height: 30cm - 60cm (12" - 24")
Spread: 30cm - 10cm (12" - 4")
Seeds per pack: 35
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant is scented.
Attracts
Butterflies
Scented

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Sweet Cicely


Notes: The seeds require a period of chilling before germination. Sowing them in damp paper towel in the fridge can encourage quicker germination. An easy care perennial with downy haired, finely divided, fern like leaves that have a mild Anise flavour. Great with carrots, cabbage and salad. Sweet Cicely is becoming more popular as a natural sweetener. Young shoots,leaves and seeds provide a natural sweet taste.


Instructions: Plant directly outside in very early spring. 1 to 2 cm deep.


History: Myrrhis odorata is derived from the Greek word for perfume because of it Myrh like scent. Sweet Cicely is a native of Great Britain, although it is probable that it is not truly a wild plant as it is generally found near houses where it may have been cultivated in the gardens. It was used as a to scent polish for oak floors and furniture.


Medicinal: Herbalists describe Sweet Cicely as so harmless that you cannot use it amiss. It was said to be very good for the elderly who were dull and without courage as it comforted the heart and increases lust and strength.


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