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Ferula persica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
W. Asia - Iran.
Dry slopes to 2000 metres[
Succeeds in most soils[
]. Requires a deep fertile soil in a sunny position[
Plants have a long taproot and are intolerant of root disturbance[
]. They should be planted into their final positions as soon as possible.
]. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and backache[
The gum 'Sagapenum' is obtained from the plant (from the root?). It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and lumbago[
Seed - best sown as soon as the seed is ripe in a greenhouse in autumn[
]. Otherwise sow in mid spring 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[
]. 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.