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Ferula tingitana is a perennial plant that can grow up to 2.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
S.W. Europe to N. Africa.
Rocks, hedges and damp shady places.
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.
A gum is obtained from the root[
]. No more details are given but it is likely to be obtained from incisions made in the roots[
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.