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Ferula longifolia is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe - S. Russia.
Calcareous and clayey slopes, pebbly and clayey steppes in S. E. Europe[
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. Other members of the genus succeeds in most soils according to one report[
] whilst other reports say that they require 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.
Root - cooked[
]. The long root is aromatic and esteemed as a vegetable[
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.