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Strictly Medicinal Chinese Licorice

Asian Legume

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7013

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Herbaceous perennial native to Siberia and China and hardy to -10 degrees F. The plant prefers regular garden soil and thrives on neglect. This plant produces the fine-flavored demulcent licorice root used as a harmonizer in many traditional formulas. Plant prefers full sun and dryish soils. Scarify seed and sow in spring, or sow anytime in the solar greenhouse. Flowers blue to 3 feet. Space plants 3 to 4 feet apart. -

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Good for Drying
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Germination Requirements Scarify, Warmth
Life Cycle Tender Perennial Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 68°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun Useful Plant Part Root
Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.6 - 8.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Germination Requirements Scarify, Warmth
Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 68°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Root
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.6 - 8.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Prefers full sun and well drained or sandy soils and has high tolerance for alkalinity.

Planting & Growing: In the spring, scarfiy seed by rubbing vigorously with sandpaper and pot into pots. Barely cover seed, tamp well and keep warm, moist and in the light until germinate (up to 3 weeks). Work up to successively larger pots and when large enough transplant into garden at 4 foot spacings.

Harvesting & Storage:Harvest root during dormancy after 2 to 3 years of growth. Wash thoroughly, slice into thin sections and shade dry.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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