Foeniculum vulgare 'Dulce'

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Fennel, Bronze (Tender Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-11

This 3-5 foot herb decorates the garden with filigreed coppery leaves and lacy golden flower umbels that ripen mellow anise-flavored seeds. A stunning plant for any sunny situation! Both leaves and seeds can be used in stews, fish dishes, salad dressings and bread. Cut flowers retain color for use in dried arrangements and crafts.

Height

3-5 Feet

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Interesting Notes

Fennel was one of the nine sacred curative herbs of medieval times.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil.
Begin snipping leaves when plant is established. Harvest seeds when they turn brown for use in the kitchen or to prevent unwanted spread of the plant.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Crafts
Cut Flowers
Containers
Culinary
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Maroon
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
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