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Ferula persica - Willd.

Common Name
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry slopes to 2000 metres[74].
Range W. Asia - Iran.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Ferula persica


Ferula persica

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ferula persica is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from May to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. By. South Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Gum

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antirheumatic

Antirheumatic[46, 61, 64]. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and backache[254].

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Other Uses

Gum

The gum 'Sagapenum' is obtained from the plant (from the root?). It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and lumbago[46, 61, 64].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1]. Requires a deep fertile soil in a sunny position[200]. Plants have a long taproot and are intolerant of root disturbance[200]. They should be planted into their final positions as soon as possible.

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as the seed is ripe in a greenhouse in autumn[1]. Otherwise sow in April in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Plant them out into their permanent positions whilst still small because the plants dislike root disturbance[1]. Give the plants a protective mulch for at least their first winter outdoors. Division in autumn. This may be inadvisable due to the plants dislike of root disturbance.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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