Indispensable herbaceous perennial, valued by cultures around the globe for centuries. Every part of the plant (root, sap, flower, leaf, seed) provides nutrition and medicine. And yes, it is the source of the sticky confection we all love...thank the early Egyptians! Pollinator friendly. Dynamic accumulator due to long tap root. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden favorite.
Sow seeds in fall or spring. As a marsh plant, will do well in average or even clay-rich soil. Full sun preferred. Keep soil moist. Space plants about a foot apart. Grows to about 4 ft. Trim stems in fall after they die back.