Sweet cicely

Sweet cicely
Plant Type
Sunlight Amount
Sweet cicely
Sweet cicely
Sweet cicely

Sweet cicely is one of the few herbs that thrives in the shade. It prefers moist soil and cool temperatures. All parts of sweet cicely are edible and impart a slight anise flavor to recipes. Use the leaves either fresh or dried in salads. Seeds are sometimes substituted for caraway; roots may be peeled, boiled, and eaten as a vegetable. The plant grows 3 feet tall and wide with fernlike foliage. In late spring, sweet cicely bears clusters of attractive white flowers. 

genus name
  • Myrrhis odorata
  • Part Sun
  • Sun
plant type
  • 3 to 8 feet
  • 30-36 inches wide
flower color
season features
special features
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

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