Myrrhis odorata

sweet cicely

1 year guarantee

  • Position: full sun or light dappled shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: the leaves provide sweetness when cooked with fruit
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In the ornamental garden, this hardy perennial is grown for its aromatic, ferny folaige and pretty clusters of star-shaped white flowers, which appear in early summer and are followed by shiny, dark brown fruits. It is also a valuable addition to the herb garden. The leaves have an aniseed flavour and can be used to enhance the flavour of many dishes. It will self seed freely in ideal conditions, so remove the faded flowers before they set seed if you want to restrict their spread.

  • Garden care: Divide plants in spring or autumn. It self-seeds freely so dead-head regularly if you do not want more to come.

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