Herb latin name: Scorzonera hissaricata

Family: Compositae

Description of the plant:


Habitat of Scorzonera hissaricata:

Well-drained dry grassy and rocky habitats.

Other uses of the herb:

A latex obtained from the root by maceration is used to make a high-class rubber.

Propagation of Scorzonera hissaricata:

Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle into relatively deep pots to accommodate the tap root. If growth is good, plant out in early summer, other wise grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year. Division in autumn or as growth commences in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Well-drained dry grassy and rocky habitats.

Medicinal use of Scorzonera hissaricata:

None known

Known hazards of Scorzonera hissaricata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.