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Sweet cicely
Sweet cicely Myrrhis odorata
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Myrrhis
Species: Myrrhis odorata
Synonyms

Anise fern
British myrrh
Cicely
Cow chervil
Garden myrrh
Shepherd's needle
Smooth cicely
Sweet bracken
Sweet chervil
Sweet cicely
Sweet myrrh

Plant Data
Mature height: 90cm (3ft)
Mature spread: 90cm (3ft)
Soil type: Loam
Ideal pH range: 5.5 to 6.5
Sow depth: ½cm (¼in)
Sow spacing: 45cm (18in)
Growing plant spacing: 60cm (2ft)
References: [1][2][3][4]

Cicely or Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) is a plant belonging to the family Apiaceae, native to Central Europe; it is the sole species in the genus Myrrhis. It is a tall herbaceous perennial plant, growing to 2 m tall. The leaves are finely divided, feathery, up to 50cm (20in) long.

PlannerEdit

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GrowingEdit

LocationEdit

Sweet cicely grows better in partial shade than a sunny spot.[6] Sweet cicely spreads by scattering its seeds. Be aware that it can be extremely invasive. Find a place to plant it that it can be somewhat alone.[1]

SoilEdit

Make certain that the soil has been adequately turned. Add fertilizer and humus to the soil.[1]

SowingEdit

Scatter the seeds as a surface planting and mix with a time released fertilizer. Sweet cicely likes the light for germination, but usually requires a few months of cold and a good frost first.[1]

TransplantingEdit

Transplant the sweet cicely to 2 feet apart in the spring.[1]

AftercareEdit

Keep it moist throughout the growing season.[1]

HarvestingEdit

Harvest anytime for use. Oils are at their most concentrated when plants are budding.[2]

TroublesEdit

Full troubles list: Apiaceae troubles

Sweet cicely is usually pest and disease free.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. a b c d e f How to Grow Sweet Cicely. eHow, Inc. Retrieved: 2010-09-11.
  2. a b c Brown, E. (2007). Growing: Sweet Cicely. ThriftyFun.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-11.
  3. Sweet Cicely Herb. GreenChronicle.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-11.
  4. a b Cicely. Herbs2000.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-11.
  5. Myrrhis odorata. PFAF.org. Retrieved: 2010-09-11.
  6. Hyde, B. Growing and Using Sweet Cicely. MOAB Group LLC, Seeds of Knowledge, Old Fashioned Living. Retrieved: 2010-09-11.
  7. Sweet Cicely. Growing-Herbs-At-Home.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-11.
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