Fennel

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Description

Dress up your garden with a textural masterpiece: fennel. With graceful, fernlike foliage, this herb brings beauty to any setting with an airy form that’s a butterfly magnet. Tuck fennel in a sunny spot amid a border where its towering flowers can weave between other plants. Sow seeds where you want them to grow; established plants don’t transplant well. Flowers lure a host of beneficial, beautiful bugs — from butterflies and ladybird beetles to bees and hoverflies.

Green lacewings, aphid predators, frequent fennel, making the herb a great companion for roses and other aphid favorites. Black swallowtail butterflies lay eggs on fennel. Look for black, green, and yellow striped caterpillars munching their way along stems.

Additional information

Latin Name

Foeniculum vulgare

Plant Type

Perennial Herb

Care

Best planted in average, moist, well-drained soil.

Light Requirements

Habit

Upright habit.

Plant Height

24-48 inches

Plant Width

15-18 inches

Foliage

Graceful, fernlike green foliage.

Bloom

Clusters of yellow flowers bloom from late spring into early fall.

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