Sweet Cicely

A wonderful spring and early summer herb for planting with tulips and harvesting – the flowers, young leaves and seedpods – to add aniseedy flavours to salads. It also makes a delicious herb tea. More
10 seeds 070089 £2.45 In stock
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A wonderful spring and early summer herb for planting with tulips and harvesting – the flowers, young leaves and seedpods – to add aniseedy flavours to salads. It also makes a delicious herb tea.

Genus Myrrhis
Group odorata
Type Hardy Perennial, Perennial
Common Name Sweet Braken
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (3ft 11in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow the seed directly in Autumn so they are exposed to the cold period of Winter. Can be sown indoors anytime of year although seeds will require 6 weeks in the fridge before sowing.
Care Tips Prefers a fertile, moist , well-drained soil in light shade. Feed and water seedlings frequently. Remove flower spikes if your aim is to use the plant as a culinary herb.
Flowering May - June
Storing Seeds store well in an airtight container
Harvesting Leaves can be picked in late winter and again in late summer. Dig up roots for drying in the autumn when the plant has died down.
Cooking Notes Leaves can be used like spinach.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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