Fennel

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Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare
Common Fennel
2

5 feet
3

6 feet
Mediterranean
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Dappled shade or morning sun. Evergreen, with feathery, threadlike leaves on tall, hollow stems. Umbrellas of tiny yellow flowers appear with warm weather. A soft-textured perennial in any herb garden, fennel adds an anise flavor to salad, sausage, and many dishes. Both the leaves and the seeds are edible. Fennel is a member of the carrot family, and closely related to many edible plants including carrot, parsley, dill, celery, and cilantro. “Bronze-leaf” varieties are available.

Maintenance

Fennel may appreciate some supplemental water in summer; typically it goes dormant during the dry season and returns with cooler weather. It can be cut back freely.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
2-5' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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