Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra Seeds per Pack: 20
Licorice thrives in moist, loamy soil with full sun. A member of the Fabaceae family, this sweetly flavored legume has an anise-like flavor and aroma. The root is harvested and dried in its second or third year and used in a variety of culinary and herbal applications. Licorice is popular globally and used for flavoring everything from teas, candies, and liquors, to other culinary creations.
Defined by its many fuzzy, silvery green leaves,Glycyrrhiza glabracan grow up to five feet tall. It blooms tiny white flowers during the spring and summer months. It easily self-seeds and can also be propagated by divisions or cuttings.
Licorice is easy to grow from seed. In early spring, soak seeds for 24 hours, then plant half an inch deep in prepared soil. Germination should occur within a couple of weeks and young seedlings should be spaced at least two feet apart.