Licorice, Chinese (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) seeds

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Family:  Legume (Fabaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 11

(Gan-cao, Chinese Licorice) Herbaceous perennial native to Siberia and China.  Flowers blue to 3 feet. The plant prefers alkaline soil and thrives on neglect. This plant produces the fine-flavored licorice root. Traditional usage (TCM): demulcent, flavoring agent, harmonizer of formulae.  Plant prefers full sun and dryish soils.  Scarify seed on medium grit sandpaper, soak overnight and sow in warm conditions.   Space plants 3 to 4 feet apart.

Packet contains 30 seeds
1 g contains ~130 seeds
5 g contains ~650 seeds
10 g contains ~1,300 seeds
Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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    debodlhall

    Is this variety of licorice safe for people with high blood pressure, diabetes?

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      Diana

      Admin Diana

      All kinds of licorice should be avoided by people with high blood pressure and diabetes.

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    • scott (verified owner)

      How long from planting until harvest?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Scott,
      I’d let them go a couple of years anyway. You can harvest the running rhizomes (licorice sticks) without killing the plant. Richo

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    • Michael Monaghan

      Hi Richo
      Been following you for a decade or more, Moved to Spokane area, How would the best way to grow this go? I’m willing to do the best for this strain of Licorice root.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Michael, The Chinese licorice is a good choice for your new zone. They take standard garden soil and regular full sun positioning. If you want to save a year, get our potted plants. Otherwise just start from seed now or in the spring. richo

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