Fennel 'Bronze'

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Common Name:
Foeniculum vulgare dulce rubrum
Plant Type:
  • beautiful, bronze-hued lacy foliage
  • licorice-like flavor

Decorative bronze foliage with a sweet licorice flavor. Fennel is great for adding to salads, sauces, egg & fish dishes. Produces smooth, round bulbs for early through late fall production. Can withstand light frosts.

Height: 24 Inches
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Ornamental,
Nature Attraction: One of the favorite food sources of swallowtail butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower

Homeowner Growing Tips: These plants develop better flavor when not fertilized. Many sources suggest planting fennel away from other garden plants and do be aware that they are self-seeding, so you'll want to remove any flowers that form to prevent lots of new seedlings the next season. If using a container to grow fennel it will need to be quite deep, as it has a long taproot.

Review (1)

  • Bronze Fennel

    Posted by Rwils on May 21st 2021

    We've had a colder than average spring in Central VA. and so far I have transplanted the fennel twice...I am growing in containers. The root system has been excellent from the get-go and the plants are doing well and we are in mid/late-May.