Anethum graveolens

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Dill, 'Fernleaf' (Annual)

The blue-green, feathery, fern-like foliage makes this hardy annual resembles a small version of Fennel. Blooms are flat, 6" across, compound umbels of yellow. Very aromatic, adds a delicate texture to the garden. Use flowers and seeds for pickling. Leaves can be used fresh or dried in cooking and salads.

Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Interesting Notes

In Ancient Athens and Rome, Dill garlands crowned war heroes on their way home. The name dill comes from dilla, Norse for "to lull," once used to induce sleep.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Harvest leaves close to stem in morning or night. Harvest the seeds when the flower matures, about 2-3 weeks after blossoming. Sow 2-3 times during the season. Performs best in fertile, well-drained soil. Prefers a sheltered location, to prevent wind damage.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Culinary
Fragrant
Crafts
Cut Flowers
Containers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Fall
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Well-drained
Rich
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