Alexanders

Smyrnium olusatrum

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A close up of some Smyrnium olusatrum flowers
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by tato grasso (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Smyrnium olusatrum is commonly known as Alexanders or Alisanders. It is a hardy biennial species in the carrot family, Apiaceae. Typically growing to around 1.2m, this plant produces yellow-green to white flowers and edible, lemony foliage. The seeds are also edible, they have a pleasant peppery taste.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Edible

Leaves and seeds are edible.

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

Green, Yellow

Scent

Mild
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