Skip to product information
1 of 2



Regular price $4.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $4.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Glycyrrhiza glabra. Yes, it is what it claims to be: This is the plant that produces the distinctive flavour found in confectioneries and candies world wide. Liquorice is an herbaceous perennial legume that is harvested for its roots. The roots contain a compound called glycyrrhizin, which is said to be 30 to 50 times sweeter than sugar. Much of the distinctive flavour or liquorice is produced by the compound anethole, which is also found in fennel, anise, and star anise, although it is botanically unrelated to those plants. Space the 1m (3') tall plants at least 60cm (24") apart in the row, and harvest in the second or third year. Reserve and replant some of the roots to keep the crop going. This perennial is hardy to Zone 7.

    • Perennial
    • Height to 1m (3')
    • Can be grown in containers
    • Hardy to Zone 7



    Glycyrrhiza glabra
    Family: Fabaceae



    Season & Zone

    Season: Warm season
    Exposure: Full sun
    Zone: Hardy to Zone 7


    Start seeds indoors around the last frost date. Transplant out once night time temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). Ideal temperature for germination: 20°C (68°F). Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days.

    View full details