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Myrrhis odorata (Sweet Cicely) | Sarah Raven
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Myrrhis odorata (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.
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10 seeds (70089)

1 x 9cm pot (511597-1)

3 x 9cm pots (511597-3)

1 x 9cm pot (200406-1)

3 x 9cm pots (200406-3)

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - June
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
odorata
Common name
Sweet cicely
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
75cm (30in)
Cultivation
For best results sow outside in autumn so that it receives a period of cold before germinating in spring. Thin out or transplant resulting seedlings. If sown under cover may need to be chilled in the fridge first.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Can be divided in spring or autumn once established