Herb latin name: Ferula tingitana

Synonyms: Ferula tingitiana

Family: Umbelliferae

Description of the plant:


2 m
(6 1/2 foot)


Habitat of Ferula tingitana:

Rocks, hedges and damp shady places.

Other uses of the herb:

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.

Propagation of Ferula tingitana:

Seed - best sown as soon as the seed is ripe in a greenhouse in autumn. 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. 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.

Cultivation of the herb:

Rocks, hedges and damp shady places.

Medicinal use of Ferula tingitana:

None known

Known hazards of Ferula tingitana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.