Foeniculum vulgare

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Fennel (Tender Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

This semi-hardy perennial herb has deep green, feathery leaves and blooms of compound umbels of yellow. This delicate herb is also very ornamental in the garden. As great texture behind other herbs or perennials. Also works well in a container.  Crushed seeds can be used in baking. Fresh leaves can be used to flavor butters, salads, vegetables and fish. Retains color when cut.

Height

3-5 Feet

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Interesting Notes

The Romans named the plant foeniculum, which is dereived from the Latin word foenum, which means 'hay'.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Every part of fennel is edible. Serves nicely as a background for herb gardens. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Begin snipping leaves when plant is established. Harvest seeds when they start turning from yellowish-green to brown.

Characteristics & Attributes

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