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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Sweet Cicely

Plants for Fall 2018 Shipping

Please come back to this page in June!  We will be updating inventory and adding many new exciting items for FALL 2018 shipping!  

LOCAL CUSTOMERS: please email sean@edibleacres.org to arrange for local plant pickup as we have reserved plants for our local customers during spring bare root season

Sweet Cicely

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Sweet Cicely

from 8.00

Myrrhis odorata

Sweet Cicely is a special plant.  Tolerant if not adoring of the shadier nooks in our gardens, this beautiful plant comes up reliably early in the year with a plume of foliage quite like ferns.  It then unveils a huge beautiful set of leaves that spread out to 2 to 3' or so.  Then come the beautiful white flowers that the predatory insects adore so much, then the young seed pods that seriously taste basically exactly like a "Good and Plenty" candy, but without the junk!  The roots are massive, deep, sweet as anything, and all parts are edible.

Please be aware this amazing, useful perennial looks a bit like its cousins the poison and water hemlocks... No joke plants.  So be aware and careful that you are eating our delicious offering, not an interloper.  And share that awareness with your friends and family.

Size:
Sweet Cicely can get to be about 3' tall when it is in full flower, but most of the year it is low and beautiful to the ground.
 

Site Preference:

Sweet Cicely likes a well drained, shadier, cooler, more moist position.  That's our experience.  Full blast sun and it's a sad sap!

Hardiness:

Zone 4

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