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Licorice, Official (Glycyrrhiza glabra) potted plant, organic

(2 customer reviews)

$7.50$19.95

Family: Legume (Fabaceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 11

Herbaceous perennial native to the Mediterranean and to Russia.  True, sweet variety.  Traditional usage (TWM): demulcent, expectorant, flavoring agent, chronic fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, gastric ulcer.   Plant prefers full sun and dry, alkaline soils.  Inoculate soil with rhizobium (mycoblast) for best results.  Once established, the plants shoot up like a young willow thicket, setting erect lilac flowers that give way to the smooth pods.  The part used is the stoloniferous root, which can be harvested after 2 or 3 years of growth.  Plant prefers full sun and dry, alkaline soils.  Space 1 to 2 feet apart.

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  1. suzanna

    can wait to plant it

    suzanna

    Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a must have!

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  2. Question

    Cynthia Wheaton

    I live in western Washington, so my native soil is not dry or alkaline. I’d like to plant Glycyrrhiza official in a large full-sun raised bed. How can I create the proper soil?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      I understand this perfectly. actually a raised be or a rock tortuga is perfect for this and I fill with equal partssand/pumice/compost mix. I have a pet plant in one of my tortugas that is gloriously happy this year. r

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    • diane

      can licorice live in zone 5? michigan. does it freeze out if temps get below zero

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Diane,
      Well, if you check the monograph, it is listed for zones 7 to 10, meaning that a Z 5 is 2 zones too cold for it. They do fine in pots in the greenhouse.
      Richo

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    • Megan

      Hey Richo would the sand/pumice/compost mix be a good compo for potted life in the greenhouse?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yup, most plants want water but they also want excellent drainage. This keeps their roots healthy. Peat-heavy mixes tend to hold too much water for most plants, although some really do love it. I work with a lot of succulents and dryland species. Licorice wants a fast-draining, alkaline soil but doesn’t mind occasional puddling. Every plant is different. r

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