Giant Anise Fennel (Ferula communis) seeds, organic

$3.95$22.10

Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to zones 7 to 10

Biennial, sometimes perennial.  Native to  northern Africa, the Mediterranean basin and Europe.  Flowers bright gold, emitting a deep anise aroma. The circumferance at the base of the dark red, flowering stalk of one plant measured 9 inches, and the plant itself towered to 10 feet.  Attracts beneficial insects by the score–honeybees, wasps, ladybugs, butterflies, sweatbees, bumblebees… This kind of plant is very useful to help assure good pollination on associated food and medicinal crops. Source plant for an aromatic gum called “ammoniac of Maroc.”  Don’t eat the leaves.  Plant prefers full sun and fast draining soils.  Sow in spring by laying seed flat on potting soil, cover with 1/4 inch of compost, tamp securely and keep evenly moist until germination, which can take several weeks.  Individuate seedlings and work up in pots until sufficiently sized to transplant out to the landscape.

Packet contains 20 seeds
10 g contains ~200 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Ju’lia Samuels

    I have been looking into trying to get the plant that produces Asafoedita. I’ve read a few times that it isn’t this plant and then I have seen videos where people describe or show this plant. Does this plant produce it?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Ju’lia, No, this plant is Ferula communis and assafetida is Ferula assa-fetida. Richo

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    ana

    Do you think this would be able to last near kingston NY – it rarely gets to zero degrees there, but would one night below kill it?

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      Honestly I think its too cold there to expect survival of Ferulas. r

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    • Mike Monaghan

      Would this grow ok in Western washington south of Seattle?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Mike,
      It would, it is an amazingly permanent plant once it gets rooted in.
      Richo

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    • Mike Monaghan

      Your Web site has improved over the years. Liking it! I know most herbalist wont admit Comfrey can be eaten by humans and maybe its a lawyer liability law or something like that. What can you say on Comfrey that wont get you into trouble? Richo? I have back issues due to being a Paratrooper in our military. industrial complex. walk many miles a day …which helps considerably…inflammation i think is the problem…but what do i know. i eat better than most …drink reverse osmosis water and spring and summer i always feel better…55 yrs young Always learning and looking for soulutions. Thought of stopping by and looking at your place as i head to Klamath Falls Oregon for Family get together every couple of years. Dad has a time share down there. Because of you I’m healthier…no shit!!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks for contacting. I am sure Comfrey mucilage has gotten me into trouble but I always seem to slip out of it. #1 healing herb on the planet–of course it gets negativity, anything in the sun casts a shadow.
      Richo

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