Herb Licorice 10 Seeds Glycyrrhiza Glabra - Perennial

Herb Licorice 10 Seeds Glycyrrhiza Glabra - Perennial
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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) - Licorice is a tall, shrub-like perennial that is readily established from herb seeds. It is attractive growing in the herb garden with lavender-blue flowers in the summer & early fall. The Licorice herb plant is a legume & is native to Southern Europe & parts of Asia. It is the Licorice root that is harvested for both culinary & medicinal use. It is not related to anise, star anise, or fennel, which all have a similar taste. It is also commonly called Spanish Licorice. Licorice, or sometimes spelled Liquorice, grows best in sub-tropical climates, in rich, well-drained soils, & in full sun. Once the plant is three years of age, the roots are harvested in the autumn. Commercially, Licorice root is used to make candy, liquor, as sweetening in teas, & to make extracts. The extracts are used to flavor soft drinks, tobacco, & pharmaceutical products. The Licorice medicinal herb has been used for centuries. Teas made from the root are used to soothe sore throats & coughs. Licorice also has anti-inflammatory properties & is used for arthritis pain & inflammation. It is a mild laxative & seems to soothe gastrointestinal conditions. SOWING Season: Perennial Height: 120 cm (48 inches) Bloom Season: Midsummer to early autumn Bloom Color: Lavender Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Rich soil, ph 6.6 - 7.8 Germ temperature: 20C (68F) Average Germ Time: 21 - 60 days Light Required: No Depth: 5 mm (1/4 inch) Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 70 cm (24 - 36 inches) Start the Licorice seeds in the early spring indoors. It is recommended to soak the seed in tepid water for 24 hours before sowing. Keep the herb seeds moist but not soggy until germination occurs. Transplant the Licorice herb plants outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Space the plants 60 cm (24 - 36 inches) apart in the herb garden. Herb Licorice 10 Seeds Glycyrrhiza Glabra - Perennial