Also known as European licorice, more commonly cultivated than its American cousin. Perennial (zones 7-10) that grows up to 36" high with small purple to pale blue flowers. Licorice contains glycyrrhizin, which is 50 times sweeter than sugar! Good nitrogen fixer for soil. Diced licorice root was found in King Tut's tomb and is often used as a tea. Great bee attractor!
Growing information: Grows best in well-drained soil with full sun. Harvest the root 3 to 4 years after planting. Plants will continue to grow from deeper roots. Plants can be propagated from division in the spring or autumn as long as the root includes at least one bud. Scarify seeds by nicking with a file, or soak 24 hours in warm water. Can become invasive once established.
Min qty/packet: 30 seeds