Size- H: 200cm W: cm
Position- Partial Shade
Seed Count- 5 approx.
Attractive lobed leaves look like they have been polished with wax. This variety has a long history of being used as a seasoning, medicinal and tea additive. Purple umbel flowers appear in the second year. Enjoys part shade, in moist, but well drained soils. Frost Hardy.
Sow fresh seeds immediately . Plant in good quality seed raising compost, then just cover with fine river sand as they need light to germinate. Hold planted seeds at 4 degrees C for 30 days (Place seed tray in a plastic bag and place in the fridge at 4 degrees C )then remove to warmth of around 18 degrees C. Transplant when they have their first set of true leaves. Plant young plants in garden. Older plants do not transplant well.