BOTANICAL NAME: Levisticum officnale
DESCRIPTION:Western Dong Quai. Ancient culinary and medicinal herb, sometimes used as substitute for Dong Quai. Tall glossy plant like a cross between celery and parsley in fragrance, looks, and uses, with an aromatic, sweet undertone. Easy to grow in garden soil. Likes full sun & plenty of water. May self-sow. Sow from spring to late-summer. Roots may be used medicinally. Great flavor for soups, stews, in ground meat, fish and pasta sauces.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 4-9/Height 3-6'/Spacing 36"
WHEN TO PLANT: spring to late summer or fall
GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 45
SEED CODE: C
DAYS TO MATURITY :
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats or in place in the fall or very early spring. (Fall-planted seed will sprout the next spring. In summer, sprouting will be improved by refrigerating the seed in damp soil for 2 weeks.) Transplant 3' apart into moist, rich soil in a permanent location. Perennial zones 4-8. Height up to 6'. Leaves and stems used like celery in soups, pasta sauces, and as seasoning. Roots used as a women's herb, with the same uses and preparation as Dong Quai.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Perennial