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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

Brand Strictly Medicinal Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant 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
Brand Strictly Medicinal
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant
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 Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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